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Connecticut Grown Beer Designation Proposed

Amended in the House and subsequently passed, House Bill 5580 requires the Department of Agriculture, in consultation with the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, to develop certain guidelines to create a “Connecticut-Grown beer” designation by January …More

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Direct Sales to Retail Proposed in Georgia

House Bill 606 provides that retail dealers may purchase up to 15 percent of their inventory of beer and wine directly from wineries and breweries without utilizing a wholesale dealer.

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Oregon Retail Sales Expansion Signed into Law

Signed by the Governor, House Bill 4053 seeks to expand retail opportunities for brewery licensees to include: retail sales of malt beverage, wine and cider for consumption on or off the licensed premises; selling wine, …More

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Oregon Privatization Clears Hurdle

In a bid to privatize Oregon’s liquor sales, Oregonians for Competition (a group that includes grocers, retailers and consumers) has gained approval to collect signatures for ballot Initiative 71, which would end state sales of …More

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Virginia Sales Tax Exemption Bill Becomes Law

Signed into law, House Bill 859 provides sales and use tax exemption for machinery, tools, equipment and materials used by licensed brewers in the production of beer and materials such as labels and boxes for …More

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Maine Sampling Bill Becomes Law

Becoming law without the Governor’s signature, Senate Bill 562 authorizes any person licensed as a manufacturer of malt liquor or wine to give a retail licensee samples of malt liquor and wine.

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