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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.

MD Sales Licensing and Hours Bill Intro’d

S.B.1044/H.B.1176 seek to authorize a Class 5 brewery to sell and sample its own beer without obtaining a Class D or equivalent license from a local licensing board and establish hours of sale for such …More

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Delaware Looks to Lower BAC

House Bill 320 seeks to lower the blood alcohol content requirement for driving under the influence from .08 to .05.

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FL Tied House Advertising Bill Withdrawn

Withdrawn from consideration, Senate Bill 822 exempts from the “tied house evil” prohibitions a written agreement between a manufacturer or importer of malt beverages and an alcoholic beverage vendor for brand naming rights, including the …More

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Hawaii Beer Tax Reduction Clears Senate

Passing the Senate, S.B. 2712 deletes the definition, for tax rate purposes, of draft beer and applies that tax rate of 0.54 cents/wine gallon to all beer. Currently, the non-draft rate is at 0.93 cents/wine …More

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Minors Allowed in HI Breweries Legislation Moves

Passing their respective chambers, House Bill 2410 and companion Senate Bill 2710 would allow brewpub and small craft producer pub licensees to allow minors, who are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian of legal …More

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