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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.

Transfer Bill Signed in Maine

Signed into law, Senate Bill 194 permits a manufacturer who manufactures liquor at multiple licensed locations to transport the manufacturer’s own product between those locations, as is allowed under federal law.

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MD Beer Competition Bill Signed into Law

Signed by the Governor, H.B. 464 alters the national family beer and wine exhibition permit to be a national beer, wine, and liquor exhibition permit that may be issued to a bona fide national alcohol …More

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Maryland Brewery Sales Bill Becomes Law

Becoming law without the Governor’s signature, House Bill 1283 makes the following changes to the sampling and sale of beer by a Class 5 brewery: Beer that is sampled and sold on-site or at a …More

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MA Distributor Fined by ABCC

The Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission has charged ABI-owned distributor August A. Busch & Co. of Massachusetts of trade practice violations concerning the provision of coolers and draft systems to retailers in 2014 and 2015.

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Coupon Bill Intro’d in Missouri

H.B. 494 seeks to allow manufacturers of beer and wine to offer consumer cash rebate coupons. Currently, only manufacturers of intoxicating liquor other than beer or wine can offer such coupons. The bill specifies that …More

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MT Tax Increase Proposal Dies

Dying in committee, Senate Bill 328 sought to increase the tax rate on the sale of beer, wine, liquor and hard cider.

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