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On December 20, 2017, Congress passed H.R. 1, the Tax Cut and Jobs Act. Learn more about how this bill could affect your brewery.

Powdered Alcohol Prohibition Advances

Receiving favorable committee consideration, House Bill 594 seeks to prohibit the sale or offering for sale for human consumption of powdered or crystalline alcohol.

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National Organization Challenges Florida Growler Ban

The Pacific Legal Foundation, self-described as a national free-enterprise legal organization, has filed suit on behalf of a restaurant challenging the state’s ban on 64-ounce “growler” containers.

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Committee Passes Beer Week Recognition

Passing committee, Assembly Joint Resolution 80 designates second full week in May of each year as “New Jersey Beer, Wine and Spirits Week” and Wednesday of that week as “New Jersey Restaurant Day.”

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Pay-to-Play Trade Practice Investigation Launched

The state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) has launched an investigation into alleged anti-competitive actions on the part of certain brewers, retailers and wholesalers that violate state law. So-called “pay-to-play” practices involve compensation for, or …More

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Favorable Ruling for ABI in Kentucky Branch Acquisition

A Franklin County circuit court judge has ruled that the Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) must issue Anheuser-Busch Inbev (ABI) a distributor’s license for the Budweiser of Owensboro distributorship. ABI’s application was previously …More

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