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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.

RI Brewpub Distribution Bill Stalls

Stalled in committee, H.B. 7364 would authorize brewpub manufacturer’s licensees to sell at retail to certain holders of wholesale licenses at the licensed place by the manufacturer of the product of his or her licensed …More

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Sunday Sales Passes in Indiana

Signed by the Governor, S.B. 1 allows package liquor stores, grocery stores, convenience stores, drug stores, and certain restaurants to sell alcoholic beverages for carryout on Sunday from noon until 8 p.m.

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Kansas Contract Brewing Bill Clears Senate

Amended in and passed by the Senate House Bill 2470 would allow microbreweries within the state of Kansas to contract with other microbreweries for production and packaging of beer and hard cider.

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Direct Manufacturer Sales Limited in KS Bill

House Bill 2731 would allow individuals with a beneficial interest in the manufacture of alcoholic liquor to hold a drinking establishment or caterer license pursuant to the Kansas Liquor Control Act provided no alcoholic liquor …More

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Taproom Hours Bill Advances in Alabama

Passing the House, H.B. 303 would eliminate a provision in current law that requires breweries to close their tap rooms between the hours of 9 PM on Saturday and 2 AM the following Monday.

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AL Beer Donation Bill Passes House

Passing the House, H.B. 414 would create a new nonprofit special events retail license and allows manufacturers to donate up to 31 gallons of beer and up to two cases of table wine to a …More

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