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Brewery Tour Parameters Changed in Georgia

The Georgia Department of Revenue (DoR) has altered its interpretation of provisions in Senate Bill 63 (effective July 1) governing tours offered by brewers. Initially, DoR ruled that brewers could offer a variety of …More

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Illinois Licensing and Social Media Bill Signed

Signed into law by the Governor, House Bill 3237 allows a manufacturer, distributor, or importing distributor to furnish free social media advertising to a person having a retail license if the social media advertisement does …More

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Crowler Sales Clarified in Texas

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) issued a clarification that, under the Alcoholic Beverage Code, the right to manufacture and sell single-use, permanently sealed cans of malt beverages (also known as crowlers) is reserved for …More

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Beer Institute Amends Advertising and Marketing Code

The Beer Institute announced the following updates to its Advertising and Marketing Code: The Code will now allow any identified individual, company or organization to file a complaint about any brewer’s advertising. The new language …More

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Sweetwater Prevails in Distributor Suit

A Circuit Court in Alabama has ruled in favor of Sweetwater Brewing Co. in a wrongful termination suit brought by Birmingham Beverage Co., the brewer’s distributor in several Alabama counties. A key factor in …More

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