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MA Franchise Task Force on Fast Track

Legislation to create a task force of brewers, distributors and political appointees to work out differences on franchise law reform, specifically when and how a brewer can exit a distribution arrangement, has cleared the Senate. …More

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Missouri Cooler Bill Signed into Law

Signed by the Governor, Senate Bill 919 allows a brewer to lease portable refrigeration units to retail licensees at a value equal to the cost of the unit to the brewer. A brewer may also …More

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The Value of Legislator Brewery Visits

Last week Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) visited Union Craft Brewing in Baltimore, and Representatives Crescent Hardy (R-NV) and Steve Chabot (R-OH) visited Big Dog’s Brewing in Las Vegas. They toured the production facilities, met with …More

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CO Governor Signs Grocery Beer Sales Bill

Signed by the Governor, Senate Bill 197 allows full-strength beer sales in grocery stores. Phased in over a twenty year period, grocery stores would be required to buy the licenses currently held by liquor stores …More

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At Rest Bill Moves in South Carolina

Amended in the Senate following House passage, H.B. 3450 prohibits a beer wholesaler from delivering beer to a retail beer and wine permit holder unless the beer has been received and unloaded at its licensed …More

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WA Regulators Issue Violation to ABI

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board issued AB-InBev a notice of violation and accompanying $150,000 fine as the result of an investigation that showed the brewer paid an exclusive promotional fee to two Seattle …More

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Arizona Sampling Bill Signed into Law

Signed by the Governor, 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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