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Barrel Cap Increase Advances in Kansas

Amended in the House following Senate passage, S.B. 326 would increase the amount of beer that could be manufactured with a microbrewery license, allowing production of between 100 and 60,000 barrels of domestic beer in …More

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Kentucky Alcohol Reform Legislation Becomes Law

Among a host of provisions, Senate Bill 11 seeks to increase the annual production limit for microbreweries from 25,000 barrels to 50,000 barrels and would authorize microbreweries to sell their products by the drink or …More

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Beer Tax Increase Passes in Louisiana

In an effort to close a significant budget shortfall, the Governor and legislature worked together to pass multiple tax increases, including on alcohol. The barrel rate for beer increased from the current $10.00 to $12.50.

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OK Branch Bill Gains Initial House Approval

Gaining approval from the House Rules Committee, Senate Joint Resolution 68, among other provisions, would prohibit any common ownership between the manufacturing, wholesaling and retailing tiers. The bill stipulates that a brewery may, following adoption …More

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California Water Recycling Standards Amended

Amended in committee, Assembly Bill 2076 would require the Department of Water Resources, in consultation with the California brewing industry, to develop water and energy use efficiency certification guidelines for the production of beer

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California Looks to Relax Homebrew Law

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 members to exchange …More

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Colorado Governor Signs Homebrew Bill

Signed into law, House Bill 1084 seeks to alter current law which states that a “head of a family” is allowed to brew beer for family use without obtaining a liquor license. The bill would …More

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Student Tasting Bill Signed by Colorado Governor

Signed by Governor Hickenlooper, H.B. 1042 would create an exemption from licensing requirements for state institutions of higher education that engage in manufacturing and tasting of fermented malt beverages (3.2% beer) and malt liquor (full-strength …More

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