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On December 20, 2017, Congress passed H.R. 1, the Tax Cut and Jobs Act. Learn more about how this bill could affect your brewery.

Wine Sales in Breweries OK’d in Oklahoma

Signed by the Governor, Senate Bill 1338 allows small brewer licensees to purchase wine in retail containers from the holder of a wholesaler license and to sell, offer for sale and possess wine for on-premises …More

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Licensing Fee Drops in Rhode Island

Signed into law by the Governor, H.B. 7092 reduces the alcoholic beverage manufacturing and wholesale licensing fee from three thousand dollars ($3,000) to five hundred dollars ($500).

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U.S. Senate Recognizes Homebrewers

The U.S. Senate has passed a resolution honoring the 40th year of the American Homebrewers Association and the man who founded it, Charlie Papazian. With this resolution, Congress is celebrating the long history of innovation …More

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NY Considers Sustainability Grants

A.B. 10761 seeks to require the State Liquor Authority to develop and implement a New York State Craft Beverage Sustainable Production, Marketing and Labelling Program to highlight craft beverage producers that have adopted and demonstrated …More

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Sampling Parameters Proposed in New York

Assembly Bill 11165 provides that manufacturers and wholesalers may not charge the consumer for a sample, that no more than six samples may be provided to a person in one calendar day and that such …More

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CA Brewpub Provisions Advance

Passing initial Assembly committee consideration, Senate Bill 1283 would revise the definition of brewpub-restaurant license to require that the licensed premises have a minimum 7-barrel commercial brewing system located permanently onsite, that is capable of …More

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Electronic Tax Filing Passes NY Senate

Passing the Senate, S.B. 1827 would require the commissioner of taxation and finance to allow distillers and brewers to file their taxes electronically.

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