The task force formed by the state Treasurer to comprehensively review the laws and regulations governing alcohol and make recommendations for change has issued its findings. Among the recommendations are changes to franchise agreement …More
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Government affairs current issues, news and announcements from the Brewers Association and members of the House and Senate Small Brewers Caucus.
On December 20, 2017, Congress passed H.R. 1, the Tax Cut and Jobs Act. Learn more about how this bill could affect your brewery.
Senate Bill 834 and companion H.B. 1924 changes the definition of equipment and supplies by removing glassware and provides that wholesalers, brewers, distillers, and winemakers may install only non-refrigeration beer, or non-refrigeration distilled spirits and …More
S.B. 758 would allow manufacturers of beer and wine to offer consumer cash rebate coupons.
Senate Bill 511 would permit certain breweries to sell beer at seasonal farm markets.
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has issued initial guidance concerning reduced alcohol excise tax rates, which became effective on January 1, 2018. The changes to the tax rates were included in the Tax …More
This new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act could impact small and independent breweries. Here's what brewers should know, including information on excise and corporate tax rates, equipment expensing, and health insurance.
For several years, the Brewers Association (BA) has pushed for full funding for the primary federal regulatory agency responsible for the brewing industry—the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). The BA has not …More
The Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (S.236/H.R.747) was reintroduced in both chambers of the 115th Congress. Sponsors total 55 in the U.S. Senate and 301 in the U.S. House of Representatives. …More
The European Commission has informed AB InBev of its preliminary view that the company has abused its dominant position on the Belgian beer market by hindering cheaper imports of its Jupiler and Leffe beers from …More
Companions H.B. 775 and S.B. 822 seek a tied-house exemption allowing a manufacturer or importer of malt beverages and a vendor to enter into a written agreement for brand naming rights, including the right to …More