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Maryland Alcohol Task Force Releases Report

Comptroller Peter Franchot released the report Maryland Craft Beer: A World Without Limits detailing the findings of his Reform on Tap Task Force which has concluded its six-month fact-finding investigation into the brewing, distribution and …More

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Small Brewer Tax Reform Reaches Major Milestone

The Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (S. 236), legislation championed by the Brewers Association, that would lower federal excise taxes for small and independent craft brewers recently added its 51st and 52nd co-sponsors …More

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How U.S. Tax Reform Could Impact Small Brewers

You may have noticed that the nation’s capital of Washington, D.C. is almost always a hub of activity, even when it seems that not a lot is getting done. Most recently, the “Big Six” (Treasury Secretary …More

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PA Beer Gets Boost

Governor Tom Wolf has announced the launch of the PA Preferred Brews initiative, a branding program dedicated specifically for beers brewed in Pennsylvania using agricultural commodities grown in the state. The goal of the …More

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Allowable Returns Addressed in Michigan

Passing the legislature, Senate Bill 357 amends the Michigan Liquor Control Code to allow a manufacturer that sold direct to a retailer or a wholesaler to refund to a retailer the amount the retailer paid …More

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Brewpub Rights Expand Under WI Distillpub Bill

A.B. 492 and companion S.B. 418 create a distillpub permit authorizing the manufacture, rectification, and sale of intoxicating liquor. Additionally, if a brewpub also holds a distillpub permit in the same name, the brewpub …More

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