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Tax Increase Proposed in West Virginia

As a means to provide funding for substance abuse services, House Bill 2633 would, among other measures, double the tax on non-intoxicating beer to $11.00/barrel with half earmarked for the Prevention, Intervention, Treatment and Recovery …More

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Brewery Retail Expanded with WV Senate Bill

Senate Bill 251 changes residency requirements for brewer and distributor licenses for residents of the state and authorizes combined licenses for brewers and brewpubs. Additionally, the bill: changes growler requirements and increases the daily number …More

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Growler Sales Addressed in Wisconsin Bill

Amended in committee, Senate Bill 283 authorizes a brewer, at the request of a customer, to package and sell at retail, on brewery premises or at the brewer’s off-site retail outlet, refillable containers of the …More

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Sampling Bill Introduced in Tennessee

Senate Bill 1554 authorizes the holder of a brewer or beer manufacturer’s permit to serve samples of the product made at the premises to any person of legal drinking age with or without cost or …More

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Virginia Sales Tax Exemption Clarified

House Bill 859 seeks to clarify an existing sales and use tax exemption for machinery, tools, equipment and materials used in the commercial production of beer and materials such as labels and boxes for future …More

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Beer Corkage Fee Passes Virginia House

Passing the House, House Bill 706 allows restaurants to charge a corkage fee for beer and cider (such fees are already allowed for wine) consumed on their premises.

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NJ Brewery Events Clarified

A.B. 1718 clarifies protections and establishes requirements for certain activities and events hosted or conducted by limited brewery licensees on preserved farmland.

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