Current Issues

Download the latest Monthly Legal Update

Review a consolidated presentation of the latest legal proceedings or filter updates by state below.

Government affairs current issues, news and announcements from the Brewers Association and members of the House and Senate Small Brewers Caucus.

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.

Cross-Tier Ownership Passes Alabama Senate

Amended and passing the Senate, Senate Bill 343 seeks to allow family members of a licensed manufacturer, wholesaler, distributor, or retailer of alcoholic beverages that have reached the age of majority and are not an …More

Brewers Association

Cross-Tier Ownership Proposed in Alabama

Senate Bill 343 would allow family members of a licensed distributor or wholesaler of alcoholic beverages that have reached the age of majority and are not an officer, director, employee, or stockholder of such licensed …More

Brewers Association

Retail Privilege Bills Stalls in Alabama

Failing to advance beyond committee level consideration, Senate Bill 452 sought to allow a brewpub to sell alcoholic beverages for on-premises and off-premises consumption and to create a license allowing limited production breweries to produce …More

Brewers Association

Alabama Bill Would Adjust Brewpub Licensing

Advancing through committee, Senate Bill 452 seeks to allow a brewpub to sell alcoholic beverages for on-premises and off-premises consumption and would create a license allowing limited production breweries to produce beer and operate a …More

Brewers Association

Legislation Seeks Brewery Retail Expansion

S.B. 214 seeks to allow: a retail licensee to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on its premises; a patron of a craft brewery licensee, or brewpub licensee to exit with open containers of alcoholic beverages …More

Brewers Association