Introduced on February 5, 2015, H.R. 767, the Fair Brewers Excise and Economic Relief Act, seeks to impose a graduated federal excise tax on all brewers (no qualifying production threshold and including multi-national companies) and …More
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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.
The Microbrewery Modernization Act of 2015, House Bill 1158, seeks to provide that a holder of a permit to manufacture beer who operates a brewery may sell limited amounts of beer on the premises of …More
Senate Bill 273 permits licensed brewers and resident brewers to conduct non-intoxicating beer sampling and growler sales for off-premises consumption. Additionally, the brewpub bonding requirements are removed.
Congressmen Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) and Chris Collins (NY-27) have introduced the H.R. 600, the Cider Industry Deserves Equal Regulation (CIDER) Act. The legislation would amend the tax code pertaining to wine and related beverages …More
House Bill 326 increases the number of barrels allowed to be produced by a small brewery from 10,000 to 60,000, allows a licensed brewer that manufactures less than 60,000 barrels of beer per year to …More
Senate Bill 290 allows production breweries the same growler sales privileges (up to two a day per customer) as brewpubs.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury released information explaining revenue proposals in the President’s FY 2016 Budget which includes a proposal exempting any distilled spirits, wines, and beer taxpayer who reasonably expects to be liable …More
H.B. 429 calls for reviving the commission to review and consider alcoholic beverage manufacturing processes and retail sales at manufacturing facilities.
S.B. 297 removes the limitation on how much non-intoxicating beer may be sold to consumers for consumption off the premises and authorizes licensees to sell growlers.
House Bill 6455 seeks to allow restaurants and bars to fill growlers.