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On December 20, 2017, Congress passed H.R. 1, the Tax Cut and Jobs Act. Learn more about how this bill could affect your brewery.

Vermont Franchise Bill Signed by Governor

Signed by the Governor, H.B. 710 creates an exception to the beer franchise law for certificate of approval holders and manufacturers of malt beverages that manufacture or distribute not more than 50,000 barrels of malt …More

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Brewers Make Their Voice Heard in Washington, D.C.

On May 31, 120 brewers, brewery owners, employees and state guild representatives descended on Washington, D.C., to advocate on behalf of the country’s small and independent brewers.

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Vermont Passes Franchise Reform

Vermont has now joined the ranks of a select number of states that have actively considered and implemented changes to the franchise laws which govern the relationships between brewers and distributors, providing small brewer provisions …More

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Vermont Franchise Bill Sent to Governor

Sent to the Governor for action, H.B. 710 would create an exception to the beer franchise law for certificate of approval holders and manufacturers of malt beverages that manufacture or distribute not more than 50,000 …More

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AK Alcohol Law Reforms Fail to Pass

Failing to pass House committee consideration, S. B. 76 sought comprehensive updates to alcohol beverage laws. The bill was amended in the House to include the provision that ultimately killed it, one which called …More

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CA Brewpub Provisions Amended

Amended in committee, Senate Bill 1283 authorizes a brewpub-restaurant licensee to: label, bottle, package, or refill any container with beer produced on their licensed premises and may, at the licensed premises, sell beer produced and …More

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California Glassware Bill Amended

Further amended in committee, A.B. 2573 would allow a retailer to accept up to 10 cases of glassware provided at no cost from beer manufacturers per year. No beer manufacturer may give more than 5 …More

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Expanded Craft Producer Sales Bill Goes to DE Gov

Before the Governor for action, House Bill 373 would allow craft distilleries, breweries, and wineries the ability to sell products produced by other Delaware craft distilleries, breweries, and wineries for on-site consumption, only. The products …More

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