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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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Tour Guide Sampling Allowed With Virginia Bill

Senate Bill 410 would allow tour guides employed by certain licensed breweries may consume up to three four-ounce samples of beer while conducting tours of the premises for the purpose of featuring and educating the …More

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Agricultural Zoning Clarified in Washington

S.B. 578 provides that for a limited brewery license, “land zoned agricultural” means land zoned as an agricultural district or classification, but does not include any other zoning classification or designation that permits agricultural uses. …More

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Non-Profit Tied House Exception in WA

House Bill 1768 provides an exemption to the tied-house law to allow domestic breweries and microbreweries to provide branded promotional items of nominal value to nonprofit organizations. The items must be used in a manner …More

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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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Promotion Council Proposed

Companion legislation A.B. 2305 and S.B. 4118 seek to establish the New York craft beverage council within the department of economic development to develop a marketing strategy to promote the state’s fine wines, spirits and …More

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Liquor Privatization Bill Introduced

H.B. 4026 seeks to phase out the role of Oregon Liquor Control Commission in purchasing, importing, warehousing and retailing of distilled liquors.

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