Assembly Bill 4014 seeks to allow a brewery to serve beer on its premises to a consumer who has not toured the brewery, however, a brewery would be required to offer consumers a tour, either …More
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The activist group Alcohol Taxes Save Lives & Money has a stated goal of raising the state’s alcohol excise tax by 25¢ per drink no later than the 2017 legislative session.
The Governor has signed legislation which, among other provisions, expands the permissible hours that alcohol may be sold on Sundays to start at 10:00 AM rather than noon.
Signed into law by the Governor, Senate Bill 5707 authorizes farm brewery licensees to sell wine and spirits manufactured by the licensee or an in-state licensed farm winery or distillery for both on- and off-premises …More
The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced it has agreed to a settlement with Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI) that will permit ABI to proceed with its acquisition of SABMiller. According to DOJ, the settlement requires ABI to …More
The Beer Institute has announced a voluntary initiative that its members disclose (no later than the end of 2020) calorie, carbohydrate, protein, fat, and alcohol by volume information on all labels in the form of …More
Among a host of tax increases, S.B. 5002 proposes to double the excise tax on malt beverages to a rate of $2.14/gallon and the small brewer rate to seventy cents/gallon on the first sixty thousand …More
Passed by the Senate, Senate Bill 1032 seeks to modify an existing provision of law that prohibits beer manufacturers and wholesalers from offering, funding, producing, sponsoring, promoting, furnishing, or redeeming certain consumer coupons by expanding …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
Senate Bill 764, containing provisions to establish a national mandatory bioengineered food disclosure standard, has been signed by the President. Along with preempting individual states or other local jurisdictions from instituting their own labeling …More