Current Issues

Download the latest Monthly Legal Update

Review a consolidated presentation of the latest legal proceedings or filter updates by state below.

VA Beer Corkage Fee Signed into Law

Signed into law by the Governor, House Bill 706 allows restaurants to charge a corkage fee for beer and cider (such fees are already allowed for wine) consumed on their premises.

Brewers Association

Education Exception at RetailAdvances in Washington

Passing the House and under Senate consideration, House Bill 2342 would allow domestic breweries, microbreweries, and beer certificate-of-approval holders to perform personal services to beer and/or wine specialty shop licensees (e.g. services to inform, educate, …More

Brewers Association

Arizona Sampling Laws Bill

H.B. 2182 strikes the requirement that a beer and wine store be 5,000 square feet in area in order to be eligible for sampling privileges.

Brewers Association

New Mexico Growler Sales Expansion Advances

Passing both legislative chambers, 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.

Brewers Association

Sales and Transfer Abilities Bill Fails in Maine

Failing to advance from committee, S.B. 563 sought to allow a manufacturer of spirits, wine or malt liquor with a retail license to sell its products for off premises consumption without the licensed premises being …More

Brewers Association

Cider Production Bill Moves in Kansas

Passing the Senate in amended form, S.B. 277 seeks to allow a microbrewery to manufacture and distribute not more than 100,000 gallons of hard cider. Under current law, microbreweries may manufacture only beer.

Brewers Association