Vermont has now joined the ranks of a select number of states that have actively considered and implemented changes to the franchise laws which govern the relationships between brewers and distributors, providing small brewer provisions …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.
Sent to the Governor for action, H.B. 710 would create an exception to the beer franchise law for certificate of approval holders and manufacturers of malt beverages that manufacture or distribute not more than 50,000 …More
The state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) has handed down a decision absolving wholesaler August A. Busch & Co. (a wholly-owned subsidiary of brewer Anheuser-Busch) from a charge of violating the prohibition on giving a …More
House Resolution 884, introduced by the Congressional House Small Brewers Caucus chairs Representatives Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Mike Kelly (R-PA), Richard Neal (D-MA) and Patrick McHenry (R-NC), expresses appreciation for the goals of American Craft Beer …More
S.B. 969 seeks to prohibit the use, possession, and sale of marijuana-infused beer, wine, mixed wine drink, mixed spirit drink, or spirits.
The Brewers Association (BA) and the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) have filed a joint Reply Brief in the matter of the Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI) acquisition of SABMiller stating that the Department of Justice (DOJ) …More
Before the Governor for action, H.B. 4667 renames the Grape and Wine Industry Council as the Michigan Craft Beverage Council and requires the Council to direct the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to award …More
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has accepted a $900,000 offer in compromise from Warsteiner Importers Agency Inc. for alleged violations of the trade practice provisions of the Federal Alcohol Administration (FAA) …More
Passed by both chambers of the legislature, House Bill 1720 allows a beverage manufacturer in a contract brewing arrangement to store beverages produced by the contract brewer at its facility.
With the arrival of the compliance date for menu labeling, The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued final supplemental guidance for industry that addresses public and stakeholder comments and expands upon the draft version …More