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Menu Labeling Effective Date Delayed

The federal Food and Drug Administration announced it is delaying the effective date of menu labeling regulations enforcement from December 1, 2016, to the date that is one year after it issues final guidance.

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Idaho Tasting Room Changes Advance

Amended in the Senate after passing the House, H.B. 597 seeks to bring breweries into alignment with wineries by allowing minors in tasting rooms.

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Distributor Sues Massachusetts ABC

Distributor Craft Brewers Guild (CBG) is suing the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) in the wake of the ABCC’s finding that CBG violated state rules against offering inducements to retailers. Craft Brewers Guild …More

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Cross-Tier Ownership Proposed in Alabama

Senate Bill 343 would allow family members of a licensed distributor or wholesaler of alcoholic beverages that have reached the age of majority and are not an officer, director, employee, or stockholder of such licensed …More

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Arizona Sampling Bill Passes House

Passing the House, H.B. 2182 strikes the requirement that a beer and wine store be 5,000 square feet in area in order to be eligible for sampling privileges.

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California Water Recycling Standards Amended

Amended in committee, Assembly Bill 2076 would require the Department of Water Resources, in consultation with the California brewing industry, to develop water and energy use efficiency certification guidelines for the production of beer

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