The Brewers Association and the U.S. Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) have reached an agreement to fund public hop breeding for the purpose of developing and releasing disease resistant aroma hop cultivars …More
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Pursuant to several Executive Orders signed by the President concerning regulatory reform and the reduction of regulatory burdens, the Department of the Treasury issued a request for information regarding its regulations. The request covers …More
The Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has issued Industry Circular 2017-4 addressing its policy on the voluntary recall of certain mislabeled or adulterated alcohol beverages from the marketplace.
The United States Postal Service Shipping Equity Act (H.R. 4024), sponsored by Representative Jackie Speier (CA-14), would authorize the shipping of alcohol through the mail.
The Brewers Association (BA) has filed an amicus brief in federal District Court, asserting that: 1) The Proposed Final Judgment (PFJ) relating to Anheuser-Busch InBev’s acquisition of SAB Miller does not adequately protect the public …More
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
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
The federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed extending the compliance dates by approximately 1.5 years for the final rules providing updated nutrition information on food labels and defining a single serve container. …More
The United Nation’s World Health Organization (WHO) is proposing that the Codex Committee on Food Labeling initiate a project to develop international standards for alcohol beverage labeling. The Codex Alimentarius, or “Food Code,” is …More
Distributor Craft Brewers Guild’s (CBG) appeal of the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission’s (ABCC) fine in the wake of the ABCC’s finding that CBG violated state rules against offering inducements to retailers has been denied. …More