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Cider Privileges Signed into Law in IN

Signed by the Governor, House Bill 1496 provides that, with certain exceptions, after May 14, 2017, a restaurant may not sell carryout unless at least 60% of its gross retail income from alcoholic beverage sales …More

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Iowa Alcohol Law Overhaul Signed by Governor

Signed by the Governor, House File 607 contains the final recommendations from a working group spearheaded by the State Alcoholic Beverages Division and appointed by the Governor to review and suggest changes to state liquor …More

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Off-Premise Sales Addressed in ME Bill

House Bill 1049 consolidates into one paragraph the provisions that govern the sale of a manufacturer’s product for off-premises consumption to non-licensees from the licensed manufacturer’s facility. It also repeals and replaces in a separate …More

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Texas Supreme Court Addresses Tied House Issue

The Texas Supreme Court issued a ruling in Cadena Comercial USA Corp. d/b/a OXXO v. Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, finding in favor of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) and weighing in for the first …More

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Off-Premise Permit Revision Signed into Law

Signed into law, Senate Bill 129 clarifies existing law that permits a person that is licensed to manufacture malt liquor, wine or spirits at a facility in the State to sell the product that person …More

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Small Brewers Take to the Hill

Over two hundred brewers, brewery owners, and state guild representatives left their home states and traveled to Washington, D.C. for the annual hill climb. This event took place in conjunction with the Craft Brewers Conference …More

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OK On-Site Sales Expanded

Passing the Senate, S.B. 411 authorizes the sale and sampling of beer at licensed breweries between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m.

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