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Illinois Bill Proposes Changes to Brewery Licenses

Passing both legislative chambers on before the Governor for action, House Bill 3237 allows a manufacturer, distributor, or importing distributor to furnish free social media advertising to a person having a retail license if the …More

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On-Site Sales Bill Becomes Law in Louisiana

Signed by the Governor, H.B. 232 authorizes manufacturers for low and high alcoholic content beverages and brewers for low alcoholic content beverages to sell certain quantities of these beverages at the facility where they are …More

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Maine Auction Donations Authorized

Signed by the Governor, Senate Bill 424 provides that manufacturers and wholesalers may donate malt liquor, wine or spirits to be used as prizes or for auctions to public broadcasting stations, incorporated civic organizations and …More

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NH Sampling Study Committee Authorized

Signed by the Governor, Senate Bill 99 establishes a committee to study allowing the sampling of beer or wine at farmer’s markets and a committee to study powdered or crystalline alcohol.

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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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