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FDA Releases Draft Guidance on Menu Labeling

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued guidance to assist companies in complying with the menu labeling final rule, which requires that calorie information be listed on menus and menu boards in chain restaurants …More

Brewers Association

TTB Helping to Get Beer to Market Faster

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has announced a change to data review on certificate of label approval (COLA) applications as opposed to on the labels themselves. TTB believes this will result …More

Brewers Association

Texas Small Brewer Sues State ABC

Deep Ellum Brewing Co. is challenging the constitutionality of provisions in the Texas Alcohol Beverage Code that prohibit a craft brewery from selling its products on-site to consumers for off-premises consumption, a privilege that both …More

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Distributor Challenge to Indiana Law Fails

Indiana distributor Monarch Beverage Co. previously filed suit in U.S. District Court challenging state law that prohibits beer wholesalers from holding a permit to wholesale liquor. Currently, wine wholesalers have the ability to also distribute …More

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Event Permit Bill Becomes Law in California

Signed by the Governor, Assembly Bill 776 authorizes a licensed beer manufacturer to apply to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) for a brewery event permit that allows the sale of beer produced by …More

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