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Changes to Hawaii Draft Beer Regs Negotiated

Now the subject of a House-Senate conference, Senate Bill 772 seek to repeal the requirement that there be attached a clear and legible notice, placard, or marker upon the faucet, spigot, or outlet wherefrom the …More

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Brewery Modernization intro’d in Alabama

H.B. 151 seeks to: define “small manufacturer” as a manufacturer that sells, on an annual basis, no more than 250,000 barrels of beer, 100,000 gallons of table wine, or 50,000 proof gallons of liquor, and …More

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Michigan Proposal Seeks .05 BAC

House Bill 4420 seeks to lower the blood alcohol concentration threshold for driving under the influence from 0.08 to 0.05.

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Self-Distribution Bill Intro’d in NC

Senate Bill 246 seeks to allow self-distribution of 50,000 barrels for breweries producing less than 100,000 barrels annually (current is 25,000), small brewery (less than 25,000 barrels) termination of a distributor in absence of good …More

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OK Charitable Collab Bill Advances

Passing the Senate, SB 936 creates a Charitable Collaboration Brewer License authorizing a licensee to sell beer to beer distributers, qualified persons out of the state, serve limited and free samples of the charitable collaboration …More

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Oregon Farm Brewery Bill Amended

Amended prior to passing the Senate, S.B. 287 establishes standards for establishment of farm breweries on lands zoned for exclusive farm use or mixed farm and forest use for breweries that annually produce under 150,000 …More

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