The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized rules requiring that calorie information be listed on menus and menu boards in chain restaurants and similar retail food establishments and vending machines. The menu labeling final …More
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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.
On December 15, the Brewers Association (BA) submitted a second round of comments on the federal Food and Drug Administration’s proposed rule concerning the regulation of spent grain used for animal feed as part of …More
Signed into law, House Bill 1148 provides a license for certain businesses to allow patrons to manufacture malt beverages and wines on the licensed premises for personal use.
Small Brewer Excise Tax Legislation Continues to Gains Support As Closing of 113th Congress Approaches
Small brewer excise tax recalibration legislation, The Small Brewer Reinvestment and Expanding Workforce Act (Small BREW Act) continues to gain support in both chambers of the 113th U.S. Congress. H.R. 494 was introduced on February …More
Receiving favorable committee consideration, House Bill 594 seeks to prohibit the sale or offering for sale for human consumption of powdered or crystalline alcohol.
The Pacific Legal Foundation, self-described as a national free-enterprise legal organization, has filed suit on behalf of a restaurant challenging the state’s ban on 64-ounce “growler” containers.
Passing committee, Assembly Joint Resolution 80 designates second full week in May of each year as “New Jersey Beer, Wine and Spirits Week” and Wednesday of that week as “New Jersey Restaurant Day.”
Companions S.B. 2548 and A.B. 3925 seek to authorize the holder of a limited brewery license (not more than 300,000 barrels annual production) to also operate a restaurant on the licensed premises if the premises …More
The state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) has launched an investigation into alleged anti-competitive actions on the part of certain brewers, retailers and wholesalers that violate state law. So-called “pay-to-play” practices involve compensation for, or …More
Signed into law by the Governor, H.B.5798 increase from 5,000 to 18,000 the number of barrels of beer that a brewpub may produce per year.