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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.

Price Equity Bill Advances in OK Senate

Gaining committee approval in the Senate, H.B. 1643 provides that it is unlawful for licensees who sell alcoholic beverages to retailers to discriminate in price between retailers, grant discounts or rebates or other inducements.

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Bond Change Move in IL Senate

Clearing an initial Senate committee, H.B. 2577 would exclude manufacturers and importing distributors that in the preceding year had less than $50,000 of tax liability from a requirement that they file a specified bond with …More

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Brewery On-Premise Rights Expanded in OK

Signed into law, Senate Bill 819 allows for the consumption of drinks served at a brewery outside of the serving area (defined as the area of the bar where drinks are sold, prepared and served …More

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Farm Brewery Changes Move in Oregon

Under consideration in the House, S.B. 287 authorizes a farm brewery to be established as a permitted use on land zoned for exclusive farm use or mixed farm and forest use provided the farm brewery: …More

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Off Sales at State Fair Signed in IN

Signed by the Governor, H.B. 1518 provides, among many provisions, that a holder of a permit for the State Fairgrounds may, if the permit holder is a small brewery, farm winery, or artisan distillery, sell …More

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Beer-to-Go Bill Passes Texas House

House Bill 1545, reauthorizing the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, was amended in the House prior to passage to allow production breweries to sell beer-to-go.

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TTB Issues Industry Circular on Hemp Ingredients

The Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has issued Industry Circular 2019-1, Hemp Ingredients in Alcohol Beverage Formulas, addressing the ability of industry members to produce alcohol beverages containing ingredients derived from hemp, such as cannabidiol …More

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Maine Labling Legislation Signed into Law

Signed by the Governor, Senate Bill 66 requires that all malt liquor, wine, hard cider and low-alcohol spirits products imported to, exported from or sold in Maine bear a label approved by the United States …More

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