Current Issues

Download the latest Monthly Legal Update

Review a consolidated presentation of the latest legal proceedings or filter updates by state below.

Sales and Transfer Abilities Expanded in Maine

S.B. 563 would allow a manufacturer of spirits, wine or malt liquor with a retail license to sell its products for consumption off the premises of that manufacturer without the licensed premises being physically separated …More

Brewers Association

TTB Issues Guidance on Category Management

The Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has issued general guidance concerning promotional activities commonly associated with category management programs and whether or not these activities are lawful. TTB Ruling 2016-1, The Shelf Plan and …More

Brewers Association

Feds Renew Call for .05 BAC

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released its 2016 Most Wanted List of transportation safety improvements which includes renewing the call for lowering the legal limit on blood alcohol content to .05. The relevant …More

Brewers Association

Alabama Alcohol Tax Increase Proposed

House Bill 248 seeks to double the tax rates on all forms of alcoholic beverages, to a total of 20 cents per drink, with the rate increased to 6.6 cents for small craft breweries. …More

Brewers Association

Homebrew Law Updated in Colorado

House Bill 1084 seeks to alter current law which states that a “head of a family” is allowed to brew beer for family use without obtaining a liquor license. The bill would remove “head of …More

Brewers Association