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Coupon Bill Introduced in SC

H.B. 5245 provides that a manufacturer, brewer, importer, or retailer may offer or sponsor coupons and rebates to a consumer for the purchase of beer. Coupons and rebates include, but are not limited to, retailer …More

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Tasting Privileges Expanded in Tennessee

Signed by the Governor, Senate Bill 2096 authorizes a licensed alcoholic beverage manufacturer to use items related to or incidental to the tasting of alcoholic beverages manufactured on the premises and to rent or lease …More

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FDA Releases Final Guidance on Menu Labeling

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released its final menu labeling guidance, “A Labeling Guide for Restaurants and Retail Establishments Selling Away-From-Home Foods – Part II (Menu Labeling Requirements in Accordance with 21 …More

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Nebraska Craft Brewery Board Created

Approved by the Governor, L.B. 1105 creates The Nebraska Craft Brewery Board, a body tasked with establishing a public forum to provide any manufacturer of beer or producer of agricultural products used in the brewing …More

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Cross-Tier Ownership Passes Alabama Senate

Amended and passing the Senate, Senate Bill 343 seeks to allow family members of a licensed manufacturer, wholesaler, distributor, or retailer of alcoholic beverages that have reached the age of majority and are not an …More

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Arizona Sampling Bill on Governor’s Desk

Awaiting the Governor’s action, H.B. 2182 strikes the requirement that a beer and wine store be 5,000 square feet in area in order to be eligible for sampling privileges.

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California Looks to Relax Homebrew Law

Passing the Assembly, A.B. 2172 would permit the removal and use of home brewed beer in connection with a club meeting held on the premises of an authorized licensee. The bill would also permit club …More

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