Pasing the Senate, Senate Bill 306 would allow the sampling of beer or wine at farmers’ markets if authorized by the town or city.
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Passing the House, House Bill 1188 seeks to authorize brew pubs to manufacture alcoholic cider.
A.B. 2281, the “Smart Container Act,” would require a 10-cent deposit on all plastic and glass bottles and aluminum cans (other than refillable containers) less than 24 oz. and a 20-cent deposit on such beverage …More
Passing initial subcommittee consideration, HF 2156 would allow brewpubs to engage in growler sales.
Signed by the Governor, Senate Bill 163 would permit liquor license holders with package rights (rights to sell by the bottle for off-premise consumption) to fill and sell growlers of beer.
Amended in the House following Senate passage, S.B. 326 would increase the amount of beer that could be manufactured with a microbrewery license, allowing production of between 100 and 60,000 barrels of domestic beer in …More
Assembly Bill 9456 would allow distillers and brewers to file their taxes electronically.
Among a host of provisions, Senate Bill 11 seeks to increase the annual production limit for microbreweries from 25,000 barrels to 50,000 barrels and would authorize microbreweries to sell their products by the drink or …More
Passing the Senate, S.B.1239 requires low-point beer and alcohol excise taxes to be paid electronically.
In an effort to close a significant budget shortfall, the Governor and legislature worked together to pass multiple tax increases, including on alcohol. The barrel rate for beer increased from the current $10.00 to $12.50.