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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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Event Permit Bill Becomes Law in California

Signed by the Governor, Assembly Bill 776 authorizes a licensed beer manufacturer to apply to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) for a brewery event permit that allows the sale of beer produced by …More

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Brewery Tour Parameters Changed in Georgia

The Georgia Department of Revenue (DoR) has altered its interpretation of provisions in Senate Bill 63 (effective July 1) governing tours offered by brewers. Initially, DoR ruled that brewers could offer a variety of …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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