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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.

Sampling Parameters Proposed in NY

Assembly Bill 11165 provides that manufacturers and wholesalers may not charge the consumer for a sample, that no more than six samples may be provided to a person in one calendar day and that such …More

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CA Brewpub Provisions Advance

Passing initial Assembly committee consideration, Senate Bill 1283 would revise the definition of brewpub-restaurant license to require that the licensed premises have a minimum 7-barrel commercial brewing system located permanently onsite, that is capable of …More

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Electronic Tax Filing Passes NY Senate

Passing the Senate, S.B. 1827 would require the commissioner of taxation and finance to allow distillers and brewers to file their taxes electronically.

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California Glassware Bill Advances in Senate

After passing the Assembly, A.B. 2573 has cleared initial Senate committee consideration. The bill would allow a licensed beer manufacturer, without direct or indirect charge, to give up to five cases of retail advertising …More

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Pro-Distributor Bill Signed in NC

Becoming law without the Governor’s Signature, House Bill 500, among a variety of provisions, authorizes the transfer of a wholesaler business to a family member in situations other than the death of the owner, and …More

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CA Bill Proposes Alcohol-Cannabis Regulation

Passing the Assembly and amended in Senate committee, A.B. 2914 seeks to prohibit the simultaneous ownership of alcohol and cannabis licenses and prohibits the sale of infusion of cannabis into an alcoholic beverage.

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TTB Issues New FAQ Clarifying Hemp Policy

In a recently-posted Advertising, Labeling and Formulation FAQ A29, the Tax and Trade Bureau details its policy on the use of Federally-designated controlled substances, including marijuana.

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NC Craft Freedom Lawsuit Heads to Trial

A lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of North Carolina’s self-distribution and franchise provisions has been allowed to proceed to trial following a Wake County Superior Court ruling against the state’s motion to dismiss. Following the …More

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CA Brewpub Provisions Advance

Passing the Senate, Senate Bill 1283 authorizes a brewpub-restaurant licensee to label, bottle, package, or refill any container with beer produced on their licensed premises and may, at the licensed premises, sell beer produced and …More

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