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Alternative Excise Tax Legislation Introduced

Introduced on February 5, 2015, H.R. 767, the Fair Brewers Excise and Economic Relief Act, seeks to impose a graduated federal excise tax on all brewers (no qualifying production threshold and including multi-national companies) and …More

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Florida Growler and Taproom Sales

Rewritten to address concerns raised in an administrative lawsuit filed against the state (since dropped) which called into question the ability of breweries to operate taprooms, Senate Bill 186 now authorizes the issuance of vendor’s …More

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Florida Bill Addresses Brewery Sales and Franchise Issues

H.B.107, among other provisions, would expressly allow taproom sales to consumers for on-premises or off-premises consumption (including growlers) without obtaining a vendor’s license. Additionally, the bill provides for written franchise agreements of no more than …More

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Georgia Brewery On-Premise Sales

Senate Bill 63 seeks to allow breweries to sell up to 72 ounces for on-premise consumption and 144 ounces for off-premise consumption per day from the brewery premises. The bill also provides for brewpub sales …More

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Hawaii Bill Defines Growler and Addresses Sales

Companions House Bill 217 and Senate Bill 221 permit the liquor commission to allow a restaurant licensee to sell malt beverages manufactured on the restaurant premises in brewery-sealed kegs and growlers and define “growler” as …More

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Off-Premise Sales Considered in Hawaii

Senate Bill 1151 and House Bill 770 authorize brewpubs and small craft producer pubs with a liquor license to sell for off-premises consumption malt beverages purchased from another liquor licensee and authorizes restaurants and retail …More

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