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Combined Craft Manufacturers License Advancing

Under consideration by the Senate after passing the Assembly, Senate Bill 8140 seeks to create, among other provisions, a combined craft manufacturer’s license combining the privileges of two or more farm or micro manufacturing licenses …More

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Court Rules on Ohio Franchise Law Case

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently handed down a decision which clarifies several provisions of Ohio franchise law regarding “successor” provisions, including what entities qualify as a successor in change of …More

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Event Sampling Bill Passes NY Senate

Passing the Senate, S.B. 1860 would allow brewers, manufacturers, and importers to serve small samples of their beer or malt beverages at certain events.

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The Value of Legislator Brewery Visits

Last week Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) visited Union Craft Brewing in Baltimore, and Representatives Crescent Hardy (R-NV) and Steve Chabot (R-OH) visited Big Dog’s Brewing in Las Vegas. They toured the production facilities, met with …More

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CO Governor Signs Grocery Beer Sales Bill

Signed by the Governor, Senate Bill 197 allows full-strength beer sales in grocery stores. Phased in over a twenty year period, grocery stores would be required to buy the licenses currently held by liquor stores …More

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At Rest Bill Moves in South Carolina

Amended in the Senate following House passage, H.B. 3450 prohibits a beer wholesaler from delivering beer to a retail beer and wine permit holder unless the beer has been received and unloaded at its licensed …More

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WA Regulators Issue Violation to ABI

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board issued AB-InBev a notice of violation and accompanying $150,000 fine as the result of an investigation that showed the brewer paid an exclusive promotional fee to two Seattle …More

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NY Homebrew Bill Amended

Returned to the Senate and amended, S.B. 1227 authorizes the operation of home beer makers centers, home cider makers centers and home wine makers centers under the jurisdiction of the state liquor authority and defines …More

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