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VA OK’s Single Original Metal Can Sales

Signed into law by the Governor, Senate Bill 1469 provides for a single original metal can in the list of allowable disposable containers that a beer licensee, a wine and beer licensee, and certain mixed …More

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WY Samplng and Sales Changes Become Law

Signed into law, Senate Bill 13 specifies that a holder of a manufacturer’s license may dispense free samples at the site identified on the manufacturer’s license and that the manufactured product to be sampled or …More

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Farm Brewery Bill Passes Maryland Senate

Passing the Senate, Senate Bill 210 authorize the holder of a Class 8 Farm Brewery license to sell or serve any type of food (instead of only specified types of food) if the license holder …More

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Retail Reciprocity Bill Advances in NM

Passing initial committee consideration, House Bill 51 seeks to amend the liquor control act to create retail reciprocity among craft distillers, small brewers and winegrowers.

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Tax Increase Fails in New Mexico

Failing to advance from committee, H.B. 398 sought to raise excise taxes on alcoholic beverages, with the rate for beer increasing from 41 cents/gallon to $3.08/gallon for breweries that produce more than fifteen thousand barrels …More

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New Brewery Licensing Proposed in MD

H.B. 1420 establishes a Class 10 modern brewery license, holders of which may: establish and operate a brewery for brewing, blending, and packaging beer at the location described in the license and import beer from …More

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