House Bill 253 increases increase the annual production limit for microbreweries from 25,000 barrels to 50,000 barrels and would authorize microbreweries to sell their products by the drink or package at fairs, festivals, and similar …More
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S. 1562, the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act, was introduced in the U.S. Senate on June 11 by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and companion H.R. 2903 was introduced in the U.S. House of …More
S.B. 563 would allow a manufacturer of spirits, wine or malt liquor with a retail license to sell its products for consumption off the premises of that manufacturer without the licensed premises being physically separated …More
The Tax and Trade Bureau announced certain statutory changes originally contained in the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act and passed as part of the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (“the …More
House Bill 733 authorizes holders of certain alcoholic beverage manufacturer’s licenses to allow the sampling, sale, and consumption of certain products. The bill would also allow the holder of a farm brewery license to …More
The Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has issued general guidance concerning promotional activities commonly associated with category management programs and whether or not these activities are lawful. TTB Ruling 2016-1, The Shelf Plan and …More
House Bill 5025 seeks to add an individual representing the microbrew industry to the Grape and Wine Industry Council.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released its 2016 Most Wanted List of transportation safety improvements which includes renewing the call for lowering the legal limit on blood alcohol content to .05. The relevant …More
Among other provisions, House Bill 846 would allow small craft breweries (defined as those producing 225,000 barrels or less annually) to: sell up to 2,000 barrels or 10% of production (whichever is greater) for both …More
Companions House Bill 176 and Senate Bill 211 incorporate the recommendations relating to beer from the Alabama Alcohol Beverage Study Commission which was created to study Alabama’s laws related to the manufacture, distribution, and sale …More