Current Issues

Download the latest Monthly Legal Update

Review a consolidated presentation of the latest legal proceedings or filter updates by state below.

Alcohol Laws Under Review

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the creation of a working group of industry leaders to recommend revisions to New York State’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Laws. The group, which includes Steve Hindy (co-founder of Brooklyn Brewery) and …More

Brewers Association

Wisconsin Legislation Would Expand Growler Sales

Companion legislation Senate Bill 283 and Assembly Bill 391 seek to authorize Class “A” beer retailers (those authorized to engage in the retail sale of fermented malt beverages in original containers for consumption off the …More

Brewers Association

Beer Policy by the Numbers

When people think of craft brewing, they don’t necessarily think of political activism. But thanks to an active and informed community of craft brewers and enthusiasts, that perception is beginning to change. Since I started at …More

Brewers Association

Illinois Licensing and Social Media Bill Signed

Signed into law by the Governor, House Bill 3237 allows a manufacturer, distributor, or importing distributor to furnish free social media advertising to a person having a retail license if the social media advertisement does …More

Brewers Association

Michigan Tax Exemption Bill Advances

Passing the Senate, Senate Bills 369 (S-2) and 370 (S-2) would amend the Use Tax Act and the General Sales Tax Act, respectively, to extend the industrial processing exemption under each Act to tangible personal …More

Brewers Association