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Off-Premise Sales Bill Stalls in Maine

Dying in the Senate, House Bill 1049 consolidates into one paragraph the provisions that govern the sale of a manufacturer’s product for off-premises consumption to non-licensees from the licensed manufacturer’s facility. It also repeals and …More

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ME Tasting Event Sales Bill Moves to Governor

Passing both legislative chambers, House Bill 1056 allows the sale of wine, spirits and malt liquor manufactured in Maine for off-premises consumption at taste-testing events and the sale of spirits manufactured in Maine at farmers’ …More

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Transfer Bill Signed in Maine

Signed into law, Senate Bill 194 permits a manufacturer who manufactures liquor at multiple licensed locations to transport the manufacturer’s own product between those locations, as is allowed under federal law.

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MD Beer Competition Bill Signed into Law

Signed by the Governor, H.B. 464 alters the national family beer and wine exhibition permit to be a national beer, wine, and liquor exhibition permit that may be issued to a bona fide national alcohol …More

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Maryland Brewery Sales Bill Becomes Law

Becoming law without the Governor’s signature, House Bill 1283 makes the following changes to the sampling and sale of beer by a Class 5 brewery: Beer that is sampled and sold on-site or at a …More

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MA Distributor Fined by ABCC

The Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission has charged ABI-owned distributor August A. Busch & Co. of Massachusetts of trade practice violations concerning the provision of coolers and draft systems to retailers in 2014 and 2015.

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