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Self-Distribution Clarified in IL

Senate Bill 1588 provides that a self-distribution exemption granted to a class 1 brewer shall not permit the self-distribution of beer manufactured on the licensed premises bearing the name of another manufacturer of beer not …More

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Tax Break Considered for NY Tastings

S.B. 3387 would exempt certain item used at tastings from the compensating use tax held by a licensed brewery, farm brewery, cider producer, farm cidery, distillery or farm distillery.

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Additional Sales Ability Proposed in NY

Senate Bill 2481 would add sales for on premise consumption to already existing abilities to offer tastings and off premise consumption sales of New York state labelled beer manufactured by a licensed brewer or licensed …More

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ND Beer Transfer Bill Fails

Failing to pass the Senate, S.B. 2137 sought to allow brewpubs and brewer taproom license holders the ability to transfer beer between other brewpubs and taprooms under common ownership.

Brewers Association

PA Brewer Tax Credits in Proposed Budget

Governor Tom Wolf’s budget proposal contains $5 million in tax credits to brewers providing a maximum annual credit of $200,000 for capital improvement expenditures made after June 30, 2017.

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Beer ABV Increase on Tap in TN

Companion bills H.B. 499 and S.B. 502 redefine beer as having alcoholic content of up to 18 percent by volume (current definition is up to 8 per cent by weight).

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Crowler Bill Drops in Texas

House Bill 908 would allow retailers to sell draft beer for off-premise consumption in securely sealed containers that are either reusable or single-use, i.e. crowlers.

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