The Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (S. 236), legislation championed by the Brewers Association, that would lower federal excise taxes for small and independent craft brewers recently added its 51st and 52nd co-sponsors …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.
You may have noticed that the nation’s capital of Washington, D.C. is almost always a hub of activity, even when it seems that not a lot is getting done. Most recently, the “Big Six” (Treasury Secretary …More
The Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (S.236/H.R.747) was reintroduced in both chambers of the 115th Congress. Sponsors total 50 in the U.S. Senate and 281 in the U.S. House of Representatives. …More
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has issued Ruling 2017-2 to clarify the circumstances under which trade buyers may return to industry members, and under which industry members may receive, malt beverage …More
The federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed extending the compliance dates by approximately 1.5 years for the final rules providing updated nutrition information on food labels and defining a single serve container. …More
The United Nation’s World Health Organization (WHO) is proposing that the Codex Committee on Food Labeling initiate a project to develop international standards for alcohol beverage labeling. The Codex Alimentarius, or “Food Code,” is …More
Distributor Craft Brewers Guild’s (CBG) appeal of the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission’s (ABCC) fine in the wake of the ABCC’s finding that CBG violated state rules against offering inducements to retailers has been denied. …More
Senate Bill 296 authorizes the packaging, filling, refilling, or sale of cider in growlers.
Governor Tom Wolf has announced the launch of the PA Preferred Brews initiative, a branding program dedicated specifically for beers brewed in Pennsylvania using agricultural commodities grown in the state. The goal of the …More
Passing the legislature, Senate Bill 357 amends the Michigan Liquor Control Code to allow a manufacturer that sold direct to a retailer or a wholesaler to refund to a retailer the amount the retailer paid …More