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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.

CA Brewpub Provisions Advance

Passing initial Assembly committee consideration, Senate Bill 1283 would revise the definition of brewpub-restaurant license to require that the licensed premises have a minimum 7-barrel commercial brewing system located permanently onsite, that is capable of …More

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Electronic Tax Filing Passes NY Senate

Passing the Senate, S.B. 1827 would require the commissioner of taxation and finance to allow distillers and brewers to file their taxes electronically.

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California Glassware Bill Advances in Senate

After passing the Assembly, A.B. 2573 has cleared initial Senate committee consideration. The bill would allow a licensed beer manufacturer, without direct or indirect charge, to give up to five cases of retail advertising …More

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Pro-Distributor Bill Signed in NC

Becoming law without the Governor’s Signature, House Bill 500, among a variety of provisions, authorizes the transfer of a wholesaler business to a family member in situations other than the death of the owner, and …More

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U.S. Ends Exemptions on Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

The Trump administration announced that the temporary exemptions that were in place for Canada, Mexico and the European Union have been rescinded making the 25% steel and 10% aluminum tariffs on unmanufactured materials effective June …More

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TTB Releases Guidance on Beer Storage

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has issued Industry Circular 2018-3 providing guidance for proprietors who wish to “alternate” their premises in a way that varies from TTB requirements for the purpose …More

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TTB Issues New FAQ Clarifying Hemp Policy

In a recently-posted Advertising, Labeling and Formulation FAQ A29, the Tax and Trade Bureau details its policy on the use of Federally-designated controlled substances, including marijuana.

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NC Craft Freedom Lawsuit Heads to Trial

A lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of North Carolina’s self-distribution and franchise provisions has been allowed to proceed to trial following a Wake County Superior Court ruling against the state’s motion to dismiss. Following the …More

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CA Brewpub Provisions Advance

Passing the Senate, Senate Bill 1283 authorizes a brewpub-restaurant licensee to label, bottle, package, or refill any container with beer produced on their licensed premises and may, at the licensed premises, sell beer produced and …More

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California Glassware Bill Passes Assembly

Passing the Assembly, A.B. 2573 would allow a licensed beer manufacturer, without direct or indirect charge, to give up to five cases of retail advertising glassware to an on-sale retail licensee, per licensed location, each …More

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