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Missouri Brewer’s Guild Opposes Cooler Legislation

The Missouri Small Brewer’s Guild stands in opposition to Missouri Senate Bill 919, currently scheduled for a Senate floor vote. The bill would allow brewers the ability to provide branded refrigerated coolers to retail accounts, putting …More

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Non-Profit Tied House Exception in WA

House Bill 1768 provides an exemption to the tied-house law to allow domestic breweries and microbreweries to provide branded promotional items of nominal value to nonprofit organizations. The items must be used in a manner …More

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Education Exception at Retail Proposed in Washington

House Bill 2342 would allow domestic breweries, microbreweries, and beer certificate-of-approval holders to perform personal services to beer and/or wine specialty shop licensees (e.g. services to inform, educate, or enhance customers’ knowledge or experience of …More

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Washington Cider ABV Increase Proposed

H.B. 2581 increases the maximum alcohol content of cider from not more than 7 percent alcohol by volume to not more than 8.5 percent alcohol by volume, to mirror a recent increase of the maximum …More

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Tax Increase Proposed in West Virginia

As a means to provide funding for substance abuse services, House Bill 2633 would, among other measures, double the tax on non-intoxicating beer to $11.00/barrel with half earmarked for the Prevention, Intervention, Treatment and Recovery …More

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Brewery Retail Expanded with WV Senate Bill

Senate Bill 251 changes residency requirements for brewer and distributor licenses for residents of the state and authorizes combined licenses for brewers and brewpubs. Additionally, the bill: changes growler requirements and increases the daily number …More

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