The Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (S.236/H.R.747) was reintroduced in both chambers of the 115th Congress. Sponsors total 55 in the U.S. Senate and 301 in the U.S. House of Representatives. …More
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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.
The European Commission has informed AB InBev of its preliminary view that the company has abused its dominant position on the Belgian beer market by hindering cheaper imports of its Jupiler and Leffe beers from …More
Companions H.B. 775 and S.B. 822 seek a tied-house exemption allowing a manufacturer or importer of malt beverages and a vendor to enter into a written agreement for brand naming rights, including the right to …More
Comptroller Peter Franchot announced a legislative proposal that would reform the laws and regulations governing the state’s craft breweries. The Reform on Tap Act of 2018 proposes to: remove all limits on beer production, …More
House Bill 1578 seeks to allow brew pub licensees to sell beer to on-premises licensees owned by the same person.
H.B. 1720 would allow a beverage manufacturer in a contract brewing arrangement to store beverages produced by the contract brewer at its facility.
Signed into law, A.B. 6945 provides that wine, beer, cider, and liquor tastings by a licensed producer are exempt from the sales and compensating use tax.
In a case brought by Mark Anthony Brewing against the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) challenging the TABC’s refusal to approve the labels for Mark Anthony’s T.G.I. Friday’s branded flavored malt beverages based on Texas’ …More
Signed by the Governor, A.B. 997 allows a licensed winegrower and a licensed beer manufacturer that holds a small beer manufacturer’s license, whose licensed premises of production are immediately adjacent to each other and which …More
Comptroller Peter Franchot released the report Maryland Craft Beer: A World Without Limits detailing the findings of his Reform on Tap Task Force which has concluded its six-month fact-finding investigation into the brewing, distribution and …More