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Privatization Bill Amended in Pennsylvania Senate

Stripped of its privatization provisions in the Senate after passing the House, House Bill 1690 now provides for, among many provisions, expanded wine and liquor permits for restaurant-hotel licensees, the creation of the Pennsylvania Malt …More

Brewers Association

TTB Ingredient Exemption Petition Approved

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

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Alcohol Included in Updated Dietary Guidelines

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

Brewers Association

Hard Cider Definition Altered

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

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BA CEO Testifies at Senate Hearing on ABI-SAB Merger

Brewers Association CEO Bob Pease was invited to testify before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights at a hearing entitled “Ensuring Competition Remains on Tap: The AB InBev/SABMiller Merger and …More

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TTB Clarification Sought on Category Management

In a letter to Treasury Secretary Lew, the Brewers Association (as part of an industry coalition that includes the National Beer Wholesalers Association) requested clarification from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) …More

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