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MA Trade Practice Violations Ruling

The state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission handed down a 90-day license suspension to distributor Craft Brewers Guild for violations of state rules against offering inducements to retailers. Craft Brewers Guild opted to pay a …More

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Sunday Delivery Dies in California

Dying in committee, A.B. 569 sought to allow beer wholesalers and certain beer manufacturers to deliver beer, as specified, to daily on-sale general licensees between the hours of 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday.

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Delaware Farmer’s Market Sales Advances

Reported out of committee, House Bill 228 would allow holders of a “Farmer’s Market Permit or Agricultural Themed Event Permit” to conduct tastings and sell craft beer, mead, distilled spirits, and wine in sealed containers …More

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Growler Bill Advances in MA

Passing committee consideration, House Bill 3726 seeks to allow pub brewers and farmer brewers the ability to fill empty growlers, provided by consumers for retail sale, if said growler was purchased for the purpose of …More

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Tax on Samples Clarified in MS

Senate Bill 2820 clarifies that the beer excise tax must be applied to beer provided on the premises of a brewery for the purpose of tasting or sampling and that the holder of a license …More

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Student Tasting Bill Passes in Colorado

Passing both chambers following Senate amendments, H.B. 1042 would create an exemption from licensing requirements for state institutions of higher education that engage in manufacturing and tasting of fermented malt beverages (3.2% beer) and malt …More

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Kansas Production Cap Increase Advances

Passing the Senate, S.B. 326 would increase the amount of beer that could be manufactured with a microbrewery license, allowing production of between 100 and 60,000 barrels of domestic beer in a calendar year for …More

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