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On December 20, 2017, Congress passed H.R. 1, the Tax Cut and Jobs Act. Learn more about how this bill could affect your brewery.

MO Rebate Coupon Bill Advances

Passing the House, H.B. 1653 specifies that a wholesaler cannot directly or indirectly fund the cost of any cash rebate coupon provided by manufacturers of intoxicating liquor.

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VA Local Tax Expansion Legislation Fails

Failing to clear committee, Senate Bill 115 increases from four percent to eight percent the maximum tax that any county is authorized to impose on food and beverages sold by a restaurant, commonly referred to …More

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Contract Beer Storage Bill Advances in NH

Now under consideration by the Senate, House Bill 1720 allows a beverage manufacturer in a contract brewing arrangement to store beverages produced by the contract brewer at its facility.

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Ohio Proud Craft Beer Bill Introduced

House Bill 509 would allow the sale of beer under specified circumstances at a farmers market and authorize the Department of Agriculture to promote the use of Ohio-produced agricultural goods grown for inclusion in beer …More

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PA Beer Industry Grants Announced

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has awarded grants totaling $704,985 to 13 projects to increase the production of Pennsylvania-made malt and brewed beverages and enhance the Pennsylvania beer industry through promotion, marketing, and research-based programs …More

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RI Brewpub Distribution Bill Stalls

Stalled in committee, H.B. 7364 would authorize brewpub manufacturer’s licensees to sell at retail to certain holders of wholesale licenses at the licensed place by the manufacturer of the product of his or her licensed …More

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