Passing the House, House Bill 444 allows certain permittees to provide up to four tasting samples (free of charge) of beer, wine, or spirituous liquor, in any 24-hour period of time. The bill also …More
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Signed by the Governor, House Bill 375 requires the electronic submission by brewers of certain reports.
Held for further study in the Assembly following Senate passage, S.B. 1426 seeks to establish a new tied-house exception that authorizes, until January 1, 2022, a person who does not hold an ownership interest in …More
Failing to pass the Senate, House Bill 228 sought to allow holders of a “Farmer’s Market Permit or Agricultural Themed Event Permit” to conduct tastings and sell craft beer, mead, distilled spirits, and wine in …More
Last week Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) visited Union Craft Brewing in Baltimore, and Representatives Crescent Hardy (R-NV) and Steve Chabot (R-OH) visited Big Dog’s Brewing in Las Vegas. They toured the production facilities, met with …More
Yesterday, Heather McClung, Washington Brewers Guild president and co-founder of Schooner EXACT Brewing Company in Seattle, Wash., testified in front of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade about her brewery’s participation in the …More
Signed by the Governor, Senate Bill 197 allows full-strength beer sales in grocery stores. Phased in over a twenty year period, grocery stores would be required to buy the licenses currently held by liquor stores …More
Amended in the Senate following House passage, H.B. 3450 prohibits a beer wholesaler from delivering beer to a retail beer and wine permit holder unless the beer has been received and unloaded at its licensed …More
The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board issued AB-InBev a notice of violation and accompanying $150,000 fine as the result of an investigation that showed the brewer paid an exclusive promotional fee to two Seattle …More
Agreed in conference committee, Senate Joint Resolution 68 would establish a ballot initiative that would affect issues related to common ownership between the manufacturing, wholesaling and retailing tiers, the operation of brewery-owned branches …More