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Hawaii Tax Bill Remains Active in the Senate

House Bill 718 has been deferred in committee, while its companion Senate Bill 759 remains active in the Senate. The bills seek to reduce the per gallon tax rate to twenty-seven cents on beer sold …More

Brewers Association

Anti-Branch Bill on Kentucky Governor’s Desk

Awaiting the Governor’s signature, House Bill 168 seeks to prohibit an entity from holding two different types of licenses (e.g. brewery and distributor). The introduction of this legislation is a direct result of the recent …More

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On-Site Brewery Sales in Oklahoma

Passing the Senate and under House consideration, Senate Bill 424 seeks to allow brewery licensees the ability to sell their products directly to consumers on site.

Brewers Association

Sampling and Growler Sales Considered in West Virginia

Passing both legislative chambers, Senate Bill 273 permits licensed brewers and resident brewers to conduct non-intoxicating beer sampling and growler sales for off-premises consumption. Additionally, the brewpub bonding requirements are removed.

Brewers Association

Maryland On-Premise Sales Limit Increased

Companions House Bill 560 and Senate Bill 674 increase the annual amount of beer that a Class 5 brewery licensee may sell for on-premises consumption from 500 barrels to 1,500 barrels.

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Franchise Reform Bill Introduced in Alabama

Senate Bill 128 would allow small breweries to enter into enforceable contracts with beer wholesalers which provide for the termination or changing of their relationship with beer wholesalers.

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