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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.

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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BA’s Statement on new Tariffs

On March 8, 2018, President Trump signed a proclamation imposing a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports. Read the Brewers Association’s official statement on those tariffs as …More

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U.S. Legislators Show Their Love for Independent Brewers

Members of Congress and elected officials spent a significant portion of February showing their love for their local small and independent breweries. Governors, senators, and representatives stopped by to visit their favorite breweries to celebrate …More

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New Guidance from TTB on Reduced Excise Tax Rates

The Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has posted further information of interest to brewers as part of the continuing effort to provide guidance concerning the recently reduced excise tax rates. The new information follows and …More

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Announcement Pending on Aluminum and Steel Tariffs

President Trump announced today that the U.S. government will impose tariffs on aluminum and steel as early as next week. The announcement is the White House’s response to the Department of Commerce’s Section 232 investigation …More

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Growler Sales and Definition Bill Advances in WA

Now under Senate consideration, H.B. 2419 authorizes a qualifying microbrewery to sell growlers of beer to the public at a qualifying farmers market, defines “growler” as a sanitary container brought to an authorized premises by …More

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Distributor Sales to WA Consumers Considered

Senate Bill 6444 authorizes beer distributors to sell malt beverages to their own full-time employees under specified conditions and authorizes both beer and wine distributors to sell their respective products to consumers, for off-premises consumption, …More

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