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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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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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Connecticut Grown Beer Designation Proposed

Amended in the House and subsequently passed, House Bill 5580 requires the Department of Agriculture, in consultation with the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, to develop certain guidelines to create a “Connecticut-Grown beer” designation by January …More

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Direct Sales to Retail Proposed in Georgia

House Bill 606 provides that retail dealers may purchase up to 15 percent of their inventory of beer and wine directly from wineries and breweries without utilizing a wholesale dealer.

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Barrel Cap Increase Approved in Kansas

Signed into law by the Governor, S.B. 326 increases the amount of beer that can be manufactured with a microbrewery license, allowing production between 100 and 60,000 barrels of domestic beer in a calendar year …More

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Relaxation of Retail Rules Fails in Maine

After passing the House, Senate Bill 563 has died in the Senate. The bill sought to allow a manufacturer with a retail license to also sell its products for consumption off the premises of …More

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