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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.

IL Legislature Passes Crowler Sales Provisions

Passing both legislative chambers in amended form, House Bill 3610 makes changes to provisions authorizing a manufacturer, distributor, or importing distributor to sell coil cleaning services and dispensing accessories. It further provides that a …More

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Self-Distribution and Franchise Addressed in ME Bill

Senate Bill 593 seeks to change the definition of “small brewery” by increasing the amount of malt liquor a small brewery may brew, and subsequently self-distribute, from 50,000 gallons to 30,000 barrels per year. …More

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Retail Cooler Lease Extension Approved in MO

Signed into law, Senate Bill 197 would extend the expiration of the statutory language giving brewers the ability to lease to retailers portable refrigeration units to January 1, 2026.

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Montana Tasting Room Hours Bill Dies

Dying in committee, H.B. 185 sought to extend the hours for small breweries to serve beer at a sample room to between 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.

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Alcohol Advisory Group Nixed in MT

A proposal to create the Alcohol Advisory Council, charged with studying and reporting on all aspects of alcohol in the state, failed to advance from committee.

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Tasting Room Sales Measure Intro’d in Alabama

House Bill 542 seeks to allow a licensed manufacturer of alcoholic beverages to dispense and sell at its on-site tasting room, alcoholic beverages that are manufactured in this state but not by the manufacturer, so …More

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