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Franchise Change Proposed in MA

H.B. 2823 provides that a brewery producing less than 30,000 barrels annually may terminate a wholesaler without good cause for fair market value compensation.

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.05 BAC Now Law in Utah

Signed into law by the Governor, House Bill 155 lowers the allowable blood alcohol content (BAC) from .08 to .05.

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Penalty Limits Approved in CO

Signed by the Governor, Senate Bill 134 limits penalties for violations relating to the sale of alcohol beverages to a visibly intoxicated or underage person that occur in a sales room for licensees operating a …More

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Connecticut Craft Beer Bill Intro’d

House Bill 5928 establishes a farm brewery manufacturer permit, allowing for, among other things, the manufacture, storage, bottling, and wholesale distribution and sale of beer manufactured at any place or premises located on a farm. …More

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CT Sales Limit Increase Fails

Failing to receive consideration, House Bill 6415, in an effort to support the growth of microbreweries, sought to remove the provision limiting the sale of beer to not more than nine liters per person per …More

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FL Glassware Giveaway Legisltion Intro’d

S.B. 1040 creates an exception to the alcoholic beverage tied-house evil prohibitions to permit a malt beverage distributor to give or sell malt beverage branded glassware to a vendor licensed to sell beer or malt …More

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FL Limited Self-Distribution Bill Moves

Passing through two committees and amended, S.B. 554 would 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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