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Kansas Production Cap Increase Advances

Passing the Senate, S.B. 326 would increase the amount of beer that could be manufactured with a microbrewery license, allowing production of between 100 and 60,000 barrels of domestic beer in a calendar year for …More

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TN Sales Expansion Proposal

Senate Bill 640 seeks to authorize a beer manufacturer operating as a retailer to sell beer directly to another retailer if located in the same county; allows a beer manufacturer to operate as a retailer …More

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Missouri Brewer’s Guild Opposes Cooler Legislation

The Missouri Small Brewer’s Guild stands in opposition to Missouri Senate Bill 919, currently scheduled for a Senate floor vote. The bill would allow brewers the ability to provide branded refrigerated coolers to retail accounts, putting …More

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Brewery Retail Expanded with WV Senate Bill

Senate Bill 251 changes residency requirements for brewer and distributor licenses for residents of the state and authorizes combined licenses for brewers and brewpubs. Additionally, the bill: changes growler requirements and increases the daily number …More

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Growler Sales Addressed in Wisconsin Bill

Amended in committee, Senate Bill 283 authorizes a brewer, at the request of a customer, to package and sell at retail, on brewery premises or at the brewer’s off-site retail outlet, refillable containers of the …More

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Sampling Bill Introduced in Tennessee

Senate Bill 1554 authorizes the holder of a brewer or beer manufacturer’s permit to serve samples of the product made at the premises to any person of legal drinking age with or without cost or …More

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Virginia Sales Tax Exemption Clarified

House Bill 859 seeks to clarify an existing sales and use tax exemption for machinery, tools, equipment and materials used in the commercial production of beer and materials such as labels and boxes for future …More

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