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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.

TTB Issues Beer Transfer Guidance

The Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) published TTB Procedure 2018-1 Transfer of Beer Between Breweries Not of the Same Ownership providing brewers with guidance regarding the transfer of beer, without payment of tax, from one …More

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Farm market Sales Bill Advances in MA

Passing the Senate, Senate Bill 2627 would allow cities and towns to grant special licenses to allow brewers to sell malt beverages in sealed containers for off-premise consumption at farmers markets and provide 2 ounce …More

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CA Issues Cannabis on Licensed Premises Guidance

The state of California issued guidance addressing what activities related to cannabis are permissible on or in premises licensed by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to manufacture or sell alcoholic beverages.

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Wine Sales in Breweries OK’d in Oklahoma

Signed by the Governor, Senate Bill 1338 allows small brewer licensees to purchase wine in retail containers from the holder of a wholesaler license and to sell, offer for sale and possess wine for on-premises …More

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Licensing Fee Drops in Rhode Island

Signed into law by the Governor, H.B. 7092 reduces the alcoholic beverage manufacturing and wholesale licensing fee from three thousand dollars ($3,000) to five hundred dollars ($500).

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Louisiana Craft Brewer Week Announced

House Resolution 244 designates the week of September 24 through 30, 2018 as Louisiana Craft Brewer Week in Louisiana, and commends Louisiana’s craft brewers for their many contributions.

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Brew on Premise Bill Signed in MN

Signed by the Governor, House Bill 3972 allows for the tasting of malt liquor that is brewed by a customer or employee at a brew on premises store if the malt liquor is not sold …More

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