Signed by the Governor, Senate Bill 99 establishes a committee to study allowing the sampling of beer or wine at farmer’s markets and a committee to study powdered or crystalline alcohol.
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The Brewers Association and the Beer Institute recently sent a joint letter to Members of Congress supporting the newly introduced Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act of 2015 (S. 1562/H.R. 2903). The letter encourages Members …More
Prior to SAVOR, 150 craft brewers, owners and guild leaders came to Washington, D.C. to advocate for the craft brewing community. They met with over 150 members of Congress and over 300 members of Congressional staff. …More
A U.S. District Court in Tallahassee, Florida has ruled against consumers who brought suit against Maker’s Mark Distillery for using the term “handmade” in marketing its Maker’s Mark bourbon whiskey. Plaintiffs claimed they relied on …More
H.R. 2278 recognizes April 29, 2015, as Craft Brewers Day at the State Capitol.
Signed by the Governor, S.B. 5662 allows a licensed domestic brewery or microbrewery to provide promotional items to a nonprofit charitable corporation or association.
Awaiting a full Senate vote, Senate Bill 1860 provides for permits for brewers, manufacturers, and importers to serve small samples of their beer or malt beverages at certain events; includes fees and definition of small …More
Before the full Senate for a vote, S.B. 4118 establishes the New York Craft Beverage Council within the Department of Economic Development to develop a marketing strategy to promote the state’s fine wines, spirits and …More
Before the Governor for action, House Bill 909 provides for, among other provisions, alternating proprietorships and contract brewing.