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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.

Hawaii Beer Tax Reduced under Proposal

H.B. 2412/S.B. 2712 deletes the definition, for tax rate purposes, of draft beer and applies that tax rate of 0.54 cents/wine gallon to all beer. Currently, the non-draft rate is at 0.93 cents/wine gallon.

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Lower Beer Tax Proposed in HI

House Bill 2614 reduces the tax on beer to $0.42 per wine gallon of beer and eliminates the distinction between draft beer and packaged beer for taxation purposes.

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Urgent: Massachusetts Craft Brewers Need Your Support

The Massachusetts Brewers Guild is asking you to act immediately to request that your State legislators release legislation beneficial to local craft brewers. Please read the following information provided by the Massachusetts Brewers Guild. Today, the State …More

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Sampling Expansion Considered in West Virginia

House Bill 2563 would allow licensed brewpubs and certain retail licensees to serve complimentary samples of nonintoxicating beer or nonintoxicating craft beer manufactured in the State of West Virginia.

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WV Considers ABV Increase

H.B. 3074 seeks to increase the volume of alcohol that nonintoxicating beer and nonintoxicating craft beer may contain from twelve to eighteen percent.

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Trade Practice Case Settled in NY

The State Liquor Authority has accepted a conditional no contest offer from Southern Glazer Wine & Spirits (SGWS) to settle charges that SGWS engaged in “pay-to-play” by providing illegal gifts and services to business to …More

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