The Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission has charged ABI-owned distributor August A. Busch & Co. of Massachusetts of trade practice violations concerning the provision of coolers and draft systems to retailers in 2014 and 2015.
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Government affairs current issues, news and announcements from the Brewers Association and members of the House and Senate Small Brewers Caucus.
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.
House Bill 4547 would amend the Michigan Vehicle Code to eliminate the sunset provision and maintain 0.08 BAC as the per se BAC level for drunk driving. On October 1, 2018, the 0.08 BAC …More
Senate Bill 357 would amend the Michigan Liquor Control Code to allow a wholesaler or manufacturer to refund to a retailer the amount the retailer paid for beer or wine, as applicable, or allow a …More
House Bill 2696 would allow brewer license holders to also have an ownership interest in a business with an on-sale license.
The Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (S.236/H.R.747) was reintroduced in both chambers of the 115th Congress. Sponsors total 45 in the U.S. Senate and 218 in the U.S. House of Representatives. Specific tax …More
L.B. 632 was amended in the House to remove the “at-rest” provision that requires beer to be brought to a distributor’s warehouse prior to final distribution to a retailer.
A lawsuit has been filed in North Carolina challenging the constitutionality of two state laws that are, according to the filing, “artificially suppressing…economic growth…” In the preamble of the filing, Craft Freedom, LLC, The …More
Signed into law, A.B. 431 authorizes a person to operate one or more brew pubs in this State and increases the number of barrels of malt beverages that such a person may manufacture for all …More
Enacted, S.B. 234 removes the requirement that manufacturers obtain the name, address and other personal demographic information for sales made on the premises.
Under consideration by a House-Senate conference committee, H.B. 161 requires beverage manufacturer licensees to pay the beer tax on beverages sold at farmers’ markets.