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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.

WV Considers ABV Increase

H.B. 3074 seeks to increase the volume of alcohol that nonintoxicating beer and nonintoxicating craft beer may contain from twelve to eighteen percent.

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Trade Practice Case Settled in NY

The State Liquor Authority has accepted a conditional no contest offer from Southern Glazer Wine & Spirits (SGWS) to settle charges that SGWS engaged in “pay-to-play” by providing illegal gifts and services to business to …More

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Local Beverage Tax Propsed in IN

H.B. 1129 authorizes a municipal legislative body to impose by ordinance a municipal food and beverage tax which may not exceed 1% of the gross retail income received from retail food and beverage transactions.

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Contract Brewing Provisions Considred in Kansas

HB 2411 would allow a microbrewery to contract with one or more microbreweries for the purpose of manufacturing beer or hard cider on the behalf of those microbreweries. A microbrewery would be allowed to have …More

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MA Alcohol Task Force Issues Findings

The task force formed by the state Treasurer to comprehensively review the laws and regulations governing alcohol and make recommendations for change has issued its findings. Among the recommendations are changes to franchise agreement …More

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Missouri Considers Trade Practice Changes

Senate Bill 834 and companion H.B. 1924 changes the definition of equipment and supplies by removing glassware and provides that wholesalers, brewers, distillers, and winemakers may install only non-refrigeration beer, or non-refrigeration distilled spirits and …More

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