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Beer Policy by the Numbers

When people think of craft brewing, they don’t necessarily think of political activism. But thanks to an active and informed community of craft brewers and enthusiasts, that perception is beginning to change. Since I started at …More

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Illinois Licensing and Social Media Bill Signed

Signed into law by the Governor, House Bill 3237 allows a manufacturer, distributor, or importing distributor to furnish free social media advertising to a person having a retail license if the social media advertisement does …More

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Michigan Tax Exemption Bill Advances

Passing the Senate, Senate Bills 369 (S-2) and 370 (S-2) would amend the Use Tax Act and the General Sales Tax Act, respectively, to extend the industrial processing exemption under each Act to tangible personal …More

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Crowler Equipment Seized in Texas

Austin-based Cuvee Coffee has had its canning equipment seized and has been issued a violation by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) for continuing sales of crowlers in the wake of a recent ruling that, …More

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FDA Releases Draft Guidance on Menu Labeling

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued guidance to assist companies in complying with the menu labeling final rule, which requires that calorie information be listed on menus and menu boards in chain restaurants …More

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TTB Helping to Get Beer to Market Faster

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has announced a change to data review on certificate of label approval (COLA) applications as opposed to on the labels themselves. TTB believes this will result …More

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Texas Small Brewer Sues State ABC

Deep Ellum Brewing Co. is challenging the constitutionality of provisions in the Texas Alcohol Beverage Code that prohibit a craft brewery from selling its products on-site to consumers for off-premises consumption, a privilege that both …More

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