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MD Bill Seeks Increased On-Premises Sales

S.B. 1172 increases the amount of beer brewed by the license holder that a Class 5 brewery may sell for on-premises consumption each year from 500 barrels to 5,000 barrels. Additionally, a Class 5 brewery …More

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Beer Transfer Bill Intro’ed in Maine

Senate Bill 194 seeks to permit a manufacturer with multiple licensed locations to transport the manufacturer’s own product between those locations, as is allowed under federal law.

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Beer Transfers OK’ed in DC

Signed by the Mayor, Bill 849, the Omnibus Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Amendment Act of 2016, among many provisions seeks to allow brew pubs with two or more facility permits to transport beer, wine or spirits …More

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Limited Self-Distribution on Tap in Florida

Passing initial committee consideration, S.B. 554 would allow breweries under 3,500 barrels annual production and without a franchise agreement with a distributor to sell and deliver kegs to vendors under certain conditions.

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Florida Glassware Bill Considered

H.B. 853 would allow a manufacturer or importer of beer or malt beverages to give or sell branded glassware to vendors licensed to sell beer or malt beverages for on-premises consumption.

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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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