Following a similar investigation in Florida two months ago, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) conducted a joint operation with investigators from the Illinois Liquor Control Commission targeting alleged “pay to play” …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.
Following a Brewers Association inquiry seeking clarification on “country of origin” keg markings, U.S. Customs and Border Protection supplied information that it has ruled that all stainless steel beer kegs imported into the United States, …More
H.R. 3350, the Transparency in Music Licensing and Ownership Act, would establish a database of nondramatic musical works and sound recordings to help entities that wish to publicly perform such works and recordings to identify …More
An action brought before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California alleging Craft Brew Alliance’s Kona beers misrepresent their geographic origin will continue following a judge’s decision related to a Motion to …More
On the Governor’s desk for action, A.B. 997 allows a licensed winegrower and a licensed beer manufacturer that holds a small beer manufacturer’s license, whose licensed premises of production are immediately adjacent to each other …More
Signed by the Governor, A.B. 711 authorizes a beer manufacturer to provide consumers free or discounted rides through taxicabs, transportation network companies, or any other ride service, and clarifies that a beer or wine wholesaler …More
Sam and Diane. Ross and Rachel. Dwayne and Whitley. Chuck and Blair. Congress and…tax reform? Like many of the great shipped couples throughout television history, Congress has been openly flirting with comprehensive tax reform for …More
Signed by the Governor, H.B. 161 requires beverage manufacturer licensees to pay the beer tax on beverages sold at farmers’ markets.
Signed by the Governor, S.B. 2481 adds on premise consumption sales to that of off premise sales and the conducting of tastings of New York state labelled beer manufactured by a licensed brewer or licensed …More
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) has called on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to begin the process of giving New York State the Malting Barley Endorsement (M.B.E.), a federal insurance option available only to a …More