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Anti-Branch Bill Becomes Law

Signed by the Governor, House Bill 168 prohibits an entity from holding two different types of licenses (e.g. brewery and distributor).

Brewers Association

On-Premise Sales Limit Increase Fails

Withdrawn from further consideration, companions House Bill 560 and Senate Bill 674 sought to increase the annual amount of beer that a Class 5 brewery licensee may sell for on-premises consumption from 500 barrels to …More

Brewers Association

Legislation Seeks Brewery Retail Expansion

S.B. 214 seeks to allow: a retail licensee to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on its premises; a patron of a craft brewery licensee, or brewpub licensee to exit with open containers of alcoholic beverages …More

Brewers Association

Chain Store Task Force Established

Senate Bill 888 establishes the Task Force to Study the Issuance of Beer and Wine Licenses to Chain Stores. The task force must study (1) the costs, benefits, and feasibility of issuing beer and wine …More

Brewers Association

Virginia Bill Creates a Distiller’s License

Becoming law with the Governor’s approval, S.B. 1272 creates a limited distiller’s license for distilleries that (i) manufacture no more than 36,000 gallons of spirits per calendar year, (ii) are located on a farm in …More

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