Looking back on the work that the Brewers Association (and small and independent craft brewers) did in Washington, D.C., during the past year, I am impressed at what we were able to achieve in such …More
Review a consolidated presentation of the latest legal proceedings or filter updates by state below.
S.B. 164 seeks to allow a manufacturer of beer to operate a restaurant or a bar, which serves beer brewed by the manufacturer, at a location other than the manufacturer’s premises.
S. 1562, the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act, was introduced in the U.S. Senate on June 11 by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and companion H.R. 2903 was introduced in the U.S. House of …More
Following a strong push to include provisions of the Craft Beverage Modernization and tax Reform Act in the year-end tax extenders package passed in December, the tax provisions ultimately failed to get included, although the …More
In response to a second Brewers Association request to the Tax and Trade Bureau regarding formula exemption for commonly used ingredients in the brewing process, TTB issued Ruling 2015-1, Ingredients and Processes Used in the …More
The U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services and Agriculture have released the 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The guidelines include a section devoted to alcohol, specifically addressing, among other issues, moderate consumption with an …More
A provision included in the tax extenders legislation passed by Congress broadened the definition of hard cider, increasing the allowable alcohol content to 8.5% abv (from 7% abv), increasing the allowable carbonation level to 6.4 …More
The recently passed federal highway funding measure includes over $21 million for the Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety (DADSS) program for development of in-car alcohol detection sensors/ignition interlocks and about $3 million for 24/7 …More
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has denied the appeal of a district court decision which upheld a state law denying grocery and convenience stores the ability to sell cold packaged beer. …More
H.B. 1079 seeks to require the payment of keg deposits by retailers to wholesalers.