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AR Small Brewery Operations Bill Signed into Law

Signed by the Governor, Senate Bill 659 clarifies the law regarding the scope of small brewery operations, allows transportation of in-house products between commonly owned small breweries and breweries that own small breweries and creates …More

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Cross Tier Ownership Addressed in AR Law

Signed into law, H.B. 2046 limits the issuance of permits for microbrewery-restaurants and small breweries with common ownership of certain other alcoholic beverage permittees.

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Connecticut Craft Beer Bill Advances

Under Senate consideration, House Bill 5928 establishes a farm brewery manufacturer permit, which allows for, among other things, the manufacture, storage, bottling, and wholesale distribution and sale of beer manufactured at any place or premises …More

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FL Limited Self-Distribution Bill Stalls

Dying after receiving committee approval, S.B. 554 sought to allow breweries under 3,500 barrels annual production and without a franchise agreement with a distributor to sell and deliver kegs to vendors under certain conditions. …More

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Florida Glassware Bill Stalls

Failing to advance, H.B. 853 sought to allow a manufacturer or importer of beer or malt beverages to give or sell branded glassware to vendors licensed to sell beer or malt beverages for on-premises consumption.

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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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