The Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (S.236/H.R.747) was reintroduced in both chambers of the 115th Congress. Sponsors total 48 in the U.S. Senate and 262 in the U.S. House of Representatives. …More
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On December 20, 2017, Congress passed H.R. 1, the Tax Cut and Jobs Act. Learn more about how this bill could affect your brewery.
Following a similar investigation in Florida two months ago, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) conducted a joint operation with investigators from the Illinois Liquor Control Commission targeting alleged “pay to play” …More
Following a Brewers Association inquiry seeking clarification on “country of origin” keg markings, U.S. Customs and Border Protection supplied information that it has ruled that all stainless steel beer kegs imported into the United States, …More
H.R. 3350, the Transparency in Music Licensing and Ownership Act, would establish a database of nondramatic musical works and sound recordings to help entities that wish to publicly perform such works and recordings to identify …More
An action brought before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California alleging Craft Brew Alliance’s Kona beers misrepresent their geographic origin will continue following a judge’s decision related to a Motion to …More
On the Governor’s desk for action, A.B. 997 allows a licensed winegrower and a licensed beer manufacturer that holds a small beer manufacturer’s license, whose licensed premises of production are immediately adjacent to each other …More
Sam and Diane. Ross and Rachel. Dwayne and Whitley. Chuck and Blair. Congress and…tax reform? Like many of the great shipped couples throughout television history, Congress has been openly flirting with comprehensive tax reform for …More
Signed into law, House Bill 315 provides that charitable donations of both high and low alcohol content beverages are liable for the payment of excise taxes.
Voted out of committee, House Bill 212 concerns allowable malt beverage sales by pub breweries.
Signed by the Governor, House Bill 4559 allows a licensed wholesaler or manufacturer of alcoholic liquor to give samples of beer or wine to an employee of the wholesaler under certain conditions, and would clarify …More