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Nebraska Craft Brewery Board Created

Approved by the Governor, L.B. 1105 creates The Nebraska Craft Brewery Board, a body tasked with establishing a public forum to provide any manufacturer of beer or producer of agricultural products used in the brewing …More

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Cross-Tier Ownership Passes Alabama Senate

Amended and passing the Senate, Senate Bill 343 seeks to allow family members of a licensed manufacturer, wholesaler, distributor, or retailer of alcoholic beverages that have reached the age of majority and are not an …More

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Arizona Sampling Bill on Governor’s Desk

Awaiting the Governor’s action, H.B. 2182 strikes the requirement that a beer and wine store be 5,000 square feet in area in order to be eligible for sampling privileges.

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California Looks to Relax Homebrew Law

Passing the Assembly, A.B. 2172 would permit the removal and use of home brewed beer in connection with a club meeting held on the premises of an authorized licensee. The bill would also permit club …More

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Connecticut Grown Beer Designation Proposed

Amended in the House and subsequently passed, House Bill 5580 requires the Department of Agriculture, in consultation with the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, to develop certain guidelines to create a “Connecticut-Grown beer” designation by January …More

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Direct Sales to Retail Proposed in Georgia

House Bill 606 provides that retail dealers may purchase up to 15 percent of their inventory of beer and wine directly from wineries and breweries without utilizing a wholesale dealer.

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