The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued guidance announcing its decision to exercise enforcement discretion with regard to the Produce Safety Rule for entities growing, harvesting, packing or holding hops. The FDA’s …More
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Government affairs current issues, news and announcements from the Brewers Association and members of the House and Senate Small Brewers Caucus.
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.
Continuing to advance, House Bill 887 and companion S.B. 1006 repeal the definition of draft beer and apply the same tax rate (0.54 cents/per wine gallon) to all beer.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a statement by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD outlining the agency’s current actions regarding possible regulatory approaches for cannabis-containing and cannabis-derived products.
Now the subject of a House-Senate conference, Senate Bill 772 seek to repeal the requirement that there be attached a clear and legible notice, placard, or marker upon the faucet, spigot, or outlet wherefrom the …More
The Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) announced a ninety-day extension of the public comment period through June 26, 2019 for Notice 176, Modernization of the Labeling and Advertising Regulations for Wine, Distilled Spirits, and Malt …More
Signed by the Governor, S.B. 1078 allows a craft brew facility to contract with other entities wishing to brew at their facility.
The Tax and Trade Bureau has accepted a $2.5 million offer in compromise from Heineken USA for alleged violations of the Federal Alcohol Administration (FAA) Act. TTB alleges that Heineken provided some retailers with …More
H.B. 151 seeks to: define “small manufacturer” as a manufacturer that sells, on an annual basis, no more than 250,000 barrels of beer, 100,000 gallons of table wine, or 50,000 proof gallons of liquor, and …More
Signed into law, House Bill 1877 authorizes a manufacturer of home-brewed beer to remove home-brewed beer from the manufacturer’s premises for personal or family use, including organized affairs, exhibitions, competitions, and tastings.
Passing initial committee consideration, A.B. 1133 seeks to allow a beer manufacturer, without direct or indirect charge, to give up to five cases of retail advertising glassware to an on-sale retail licensee, per license location, …More