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Self-Distribution Limit Increase Considered

House Bill 278 seeks to increase the small brewery limit from twenty-five thousand barrels to one hundred thousand barrels before the brewery must use a wholesale distributor to distribute its products.

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Small Brewer Exemption Threatened

Under House consideration, Senate Bill 688 require low-point beer manufacturers who assign a brand extension to assign the extension to the licensed wholesaler which has exclusive sales territory for the brand. The measure eliminates an …More

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Prohibition of Cross-Tier Interests Becomes Law

Signed by the Governor, House Bill 543 prohibits, with limited exceptions, a brewer from holding a financial or ownership interest in either a wholesaler or retailer and a wholesaler from holding a financial or ownership …More

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Legislation Seeks Brewery Retail Expansion

S.B. 214 seeks to allow: a retail licensee to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on its premises; a patron of a craft brewery licensee, or brewpub licensee to exit with open containers of alcoholic beverages …More

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