House Bill 1158 seeks to clarify that free tastings and free food may be offered by a brewery without conducting a brewery tour.
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The federal Food and Drug Administration announced it is delaying the effective date of menu labeling regulations enforcement from December 1, 2016, to the date that is one year after it issues final guidance.
Amended in the Senate after passing the House, H.B. 597 seeks to bring breweries into alignment with wineries by allowing minors in tasting rooms.
As part of the final rule established to prevent practices during transportation that create food safety risks, the Food and Drug Administration has exempted the transportation of human food byproducts transported for use as animal …More
Signed into law by the Governor, S.B. 169 allows certain restaurants to sell beer for off-premises consumption if the permit holder also has a permit for a microbrewery that is adjacent to or at the …More
Distributor Craft Brewers Guild (CBG) is suing the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) in the wake of the ABCC’s finding that CBG violated state rules against offering inducements to retailers. Craft Brewers Guild …More
Signed into law by the Governor, House Bill 176 incorporates the recommendations relating to beer from the Alabama Alcohol Beverage Study Commission which was created to study Alabama’s laws related to the manufacture, distribution, and …More
Senate Bill 343 would allow family members of a licensed distributor or wholesaler of alcoholic beverages that have reached the age of majority and are not an officer, director, employee, or stockholder of such licensed …More
Passing the House, H.B. 2182 strikes the requirement that a beer and wine store be 5,000 square feet in area in order to be eligible for sampling privileges.
Amended in committee, Assembly Bill 2076 would require the Department of Water Resources, in consultation with the California brewing industry, to develop water and energy use efficiency certification guidelines for the production of beer