House Bill 168 seeks to prohibit an entity from holding two different types of licenses (e.g. brewery and distributor). The introduction of this legislation is a direct result of the recent acquisition of a second …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.
Assembly Bill 3925 seeks to authorize, under certain circumstances, limited brewery licensees to operate restaurants.
H.B. 82 seeks to increase the excise tax and markup on alcoholic beverages. An excise or privilege tax of 64.2 cents would be imposed on distributors of light wines and beer.
House Bill 279 seeks to allow those licensed to sell intoxicating liquor in the original package at retail under to sell between 32 to 128 ounces of draft beer to customers in containers filled by …More
House Bill 1076 provides that the alcohol and tobacco commission may not require a microbrewery that sells beer by the glass to furnish food.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced final guidance regarding the labeling of beers made without malted barley or without hops, which fall under FDA jurisdiction.
Brewers Association (BA) staff traveled to Washington, D.C. last week to engage lawmakers, Congressional staff and regulators on a variety of issues and in a number of venues. Anchored on the annual Taste of the …More
Small brewer excise tax recalibration legislation, The Small Brewer Reinvestment and Expanding Workforce Act (Small BREW Act) registered significant bipartisan support in both chambers of the 113th U.S. Congress. H.R. 494 was introduced on February …More
Draft legislation has been requested that seeks to revise franchise laws related to beer and wine distributors.
In the aftermath of a Franklin County circuit court ruling that the Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) must issue Anheuser-Busch Inbev (ABI) a distributor’s license for the Budweiser of Owensboro distributorship, the Director …More