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Anti-Branch Bill on Kentucky Governor’s Desk

Awaiting the Governor’s signature, House Bill 168 seeks to prohibit an entity from holding two different types of licenses (e.g. brewery and distributor). The introduction of this legislation is a direct result of the recent …More

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On-Site Brewery Sales in Oklahoma

Passing the Senate and under House consideration, Senate Bill 424 seeks to allow brewery licensees the ability to sell their products directly to consumers on site.

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Sampling and Growler Sales Considered in West Virginia

Passing both legislative chambers, Senate Bill 273 permits licensed brewers and resident brewers to conduct non-intoxicating beer sampling and growler sales for off-premises consumption. Additionally, the brewpub bonding requirements are removed.

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Maryland On-Premise Sales Limit Increased

Companions House Bill 560 and Senate Bill 674 increase the annual amount of beer that a Class 5 brewery licensee may sell for on-premises consumption from 500 barrels to 1,500 barrels.

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Franchise Reform Bill Introduced in Alabama

Senate Bill 128 would allow small breweries to enter into enforceable contracts with beer wholesalers which provide for the termination or changing of their relationship with beer wholesalers.

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U.S. Congressman Aaron Schock Visits Destihl Brewery

DESTIHL, a small, yet rapidly growing brewery in central Illinois, recently hosted U.S. Congressman Aaron Schock for a tour of the facility. Brewery CEO and Brewmaster Matt Potts lead the tour and discussed the challenges associated with running …More

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Alabama Brewer Drums up Support for Small BREW Act

Founder and CEO of Back 40 Beer Company, Jason Wilson, recently hosted a tour for Congressman Robert B. Aderholt (R-AL 4th District). As this was the Congressman first opportunity to visit a local brewery, Wilson gave him an in-depth …More

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