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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.

FL Bill Looks at Franchise, Self-Distributon Issues

Senate Bill 1304 would permit manufacturers to terminate a distributor contract if their products represent less than 10% of distributor’s total alcohol beverage portfolio with 120 days’ notice. The bill further: 1) provides that …More

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FL Franchise Exemptions Pass Committee

Receiving favorable initial committee consideration, House Bill 903 provides for limited exemptions to the current regulations regarding distribution agreements between beer distributors and manufacturers, as follows: 1) exempts small breweries (i.e. total production volume does …More

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On-Sales Changes Proposed in Georgia

Senate Bill 152 seeks an expansion of the sales abilities of malt beverage manufacturers to allow up to 3,000 barrels sold at each of the brewer’s licensed premises for on- or off-premise consumption. Additionally, …More

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Sampling Bill Passes GA Senate

Passing the Senate, S.B. 146 provides that retail package liquor stores may conduct tasting events at which samples of alcoholic beverages may be served and that manufacturers and wholesalers may provide samples of alcoholic beverages …More

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