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PA Brewer Tax Credits in Proposed Budget

Governor Tom Wolf’s budget proposal contains $5 million in tax credits to brewers providing a maximum annual credit of $200,000 for capital improvement expenditures made after June 30, 2017.

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Beer ABV Increase on Tap in TN

Companion bills H.B. 499 and S.B. 502 redefine beer as having alcoholic content of up to 18 percent by volume (current definition is up to 8 per cent by weight).

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Crowler Bill Drops in Texas

House Bill 908 would allow retailers to sell draft beer for off-premise consumption in securely sealed containers that are either reusable or single-use, i.e. crowlers.

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Home-Grown Virginia Tax Incentive Advances

Under House consideration after Senate passage, Senate Bill 798 provides an income tax subtraction, for purposes of computing Virginia adjusted gross income, for the income attributable to the sale of crops grown by a farmer …More

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Tastings Spending Cap Increase Dies in VA

Dying in committee, Senate Bill 1357 sought to increase the amount allowed to be spent on the purchase of alcoholic beverages used in a tasting conducted by manufacturers, wine and beer wholesalers, and authorized representatives …More

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VA Advertising Item Value Cap Increase Fails

Failing to pass committee, Senate Bill 1358 sought to provide that point of sale advertising materials provided by a manufacturer or its authorized vendor or a wholesale wine and beer licensee to a retail licensee …More

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MA Bill Elevates Contracts Over Franchise

S.D. 1687 holds that, regardless of whether or not the parties have entered into a written agreement, relationships between a malt beverage supplier and a wholesaler shall be governed by the parties’ agreement, the law …More

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