Gaining Assembly committee approval, Senate Bill 327 would consolidate two similar tied-house exceptions (one pertaining to “on-sale” retailers and the other to “off-sale” retailers) within the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Act, which authorize the dissemination …More
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Before the Governor for action, Assembly Bill 7106 seeks to exempt brewers who produce less than 60,000 barrels of beer a year from the requirement to file annual information returns with the department of taxation …More
Before the Governor for action, S.B. 1757 would prohibit the sale or offering for sale of any powdered or crystalline alcohol.
Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-5) toured No-Li Brewhouse in Spokane, Wa. on Friday, July 31. The visit was arranged with the assistance of Jim Koch of Boston Beer Co. The Congresswoman enjoyed a No-Li taster tray and toured No-Li’s …More
August recess is soon upon us. The magical time when much of Washington, D.C. vacates and heads back to their home states and districts for an entire month. Right now is the perfect time for …More
Signed into law by the Governor, House Bill 909 provides for, among other provisions, alternating proprietorships and contract brewing.
Signed by the Governor, S.B. 138 seeks to permit brewery-public house licensees to sell at wholesale and distribute up to 7,500 barrels of malt beverages per year produced by the licensee to other licensees of …More
S. 1562, the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act, was introduced in the U.S. Senate on June 11 by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and companion H.R. 2903 was introduced in the U.S. House of …More
Passing the House, House Bill 1196 further defines the term “geographically contiguous” in the context of franchise territories to include “two distinct areas which are separated by no more than five miles at the closest …More
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a one-year extension in the required implementation date for chain restaurants of 20 or more units from December 1, 2015 to December 1, 2016.