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Privatization Bill Vetoed in Penn.

Vetoed by the Governor, House Bill 466 sought to privatize the sale of wine and spirits, allowing grocery stores, restaurants, hotels and beer distributors to sell wine and liquor for off premise consumption.

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U.S. Senate Lauds America’s Craft Brewers

Introduced by Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) and original co-sponsors Susan Collins (R-ME), Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), S. Res. 188 expresses appreciation of the goals of American Craft Beer Week and commends the …More

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Warehousing Requirement Proposed in S.C.

Passing the House, H.B. 3450 would require beer, wine and liquor wholesalers to receive and unload product at a licensed wholesaler’s licensed premises within this state before delivery to a retail permit holder. Wine and …More

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Tasting Bill Becomes Law in California

Signed by the Governor, A.B. 774 allows a permitted licensed beer manufacturer to conduct instructional tastings on the subject of beer at a certified farmers’ market under specified conditions.

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Texas Labeling Provision Clarified

Signed by the Governor, S.B. 858 authorizes only a brewer’s or nonresident brewer’s permittee, a manufacturer’s or nonresident manufacturer’s licensee, or a brewpub licensee to apply for and receive label approval on beer, ale, or …More

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Suit Challenging “Handmade” Claim Dismissed

A U.S. District Court in Tallahassee, Florida has ruled against consumers who brought suit against Maker’s Mark Distillery for using the term “handmade” in marketing its Maker’s Mark bourbon whiskey. Plaintiffs claimed they relied on …More

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