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Education Exception at Retail Proposed in Washington

House Bill 2342 would allow domestic breweries, microbreweries, and beer certificate-of-approval holders to perform personal services to beer and/or wine specialty shop licensees (e.g. services to inform, educate, or enhance customers’ knowledge or experience of …More

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Washington Cider ABV Increase Proposed

H.B. 2581 increases the maximum alcohol content of cider from not more than 7 percent alcohol by volume to not more than 8.5 percent alcohol by volume, to mirror a recent increase of the maximum …More

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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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Cooler Leases Proposed in Missouri

House Bill 2339 allows a brewer to lease portable refrigeration units to retail sales establishments at fair market value and allows a brewer to enter into lease agreements with wholesalers, who may then enter into …More

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Increased Barrel Cap Proposed in TN

Companions H.B. 2019 and S.B. 1960 increase the amount of beer a manufacturer may sell annually at retail from 25,000 barrels to 30,000 barrels.

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