The Oklahoma Attorney General has clarified a provision of the previously enacted S.B. 424 in an opinion which clears the way for craft brewers to sell high-point beer for both on- and off-premises consumption.
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S. 1562, the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act, was introduced in the U.S. Senate on June 11 by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and companion H.R. 2903 was introduced in the U.S. House of …More
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a Nutrition Facts label Industry Resources web page to help businesses comply with the requirements of the final rules, which were issued in May 2016. Alcohol …More
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a final rule regarding the criteria for concluding that the use of a substance in human or animal food is “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS). Although …More
While the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced its decision to close the investigation into Anheuser-Busch InBev’s (ABI) acquisition of Devils Backbone Brewing Co., it also took the opportunity to clearly state that it will continue …More
A provision in the Texas beer franchise law prohibiting a brewer from accepting a payment in exchange for a grant of territorial distribution rights has been struck down as the result of a 2014 suit …More
Approved by the Governor, Senate Bill 1032 modifies an existing provision of law that prohibits beer manufacturers and wholesalers from offering, funding, producing, sponsoring, promoting, furnishing, or redeeming certain consumer coupons by expanding the type …More
Awaiting action by the Governor, A.B. 2172 would permit the removal and use of home brewed beer in connection with a club meeting or home brewed beer competition held on the premises of an authorized …More
House Bill 5873 seeks to raise the per barrel excise tax rate from $6.30 to $21.70, with the additional revenue used to fund substance use disorder treatment.
Signed by the Governor, House Bill 197 establishes a commission to study the separation of alcoholic beverage producers, distributors, and retailers, commonly referred to as the 3-tier system.