House Bill 5033 would allow the holder of a manufacturer permit for cider to offer tastings, on the premises of the permittee, of free samples of cider and apple wine manufactured on the premises.
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Amended before passing the Senate, Senate Bill 1030 increases the maximum production limit for a microbrewery from 40,000 barrels per location to 200,000 barrels in aggregate; requires a microbrewery that exceeds the calendar year limit …More
An appeals court has found in favor of MillerCoors in a suit involving a contract dispute with Pennsylvania distributor Frank B. Fuhrer Wholesale Co. At issue was whether MillerCoors had contravened Pennsylvania law in assigning …More
A report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service highlights cultural and economic changes in China that officials believe will lead to increased craft beer sales in the world’s largest beer consuming …More
The Tax and Trade Bureau has released a set of frequently asked questions about mead, or honey wine. These questions address topics that include: what is mead under federal law and how to label mead, …More
The federal Food and Drug Administration recently issued Guidance for Industry: Nutrition Labeling of Standard Menu Items in Restaurants and Similar Retail Food Establishments; Small Entity Compliance Guide relating to new regulations requiring restaurants and …More
H.R. 232, the Small Brewer Reinvestment and Expanding Workforce Act (Small BREW Act), was introduced in the 114th U.S. Congress on January 8 by Representatives Erik Paulsen (R-MN) and Richard E. Neal (D-MA). Joining as …More
After passing the Wyoming House, House Bill 141, repealing the excise tax on malt beverages, has died in the Senate.
House Bill 140, seeking to raise the excise tax on malt beverages by 4.5 cents per liter, has failed to receive consideration.
Passing the House, H.B. 1179 excludes the production of cider from the commodity assessment that applies to vinifera wine grape growers and producers, which funds the advertising of Washington wines through the Washington Wine Commission.