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Tax Reform: Will They or Won’t They?

Sam and Diane. Ross and Rachel. Dwayne and Whitley. Chuck and Blair. Congress and…tax reform? Like many of the great shipped couples throughout television history, Congress has been openly flirting with comprehensive tax reform for …More

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NY Sales Bill Becomes Law

Signed by the Governor, S.B. 2481 adds on premise consumption sales to that of off premise sales and the conducting of tastings of New York state labelled beer manufactured by a licensed brewer or licensed …More

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Texas Lab Testing Bill Signed

Signed by the Governor, H.B. 2299 adds a laboratory certified by the federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and trade Bureau (TTB) to the list of approved labs for ABV testing of samples of alcohol beverages.

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Wisconsin Legislative Proposal Impacts Three-Tier

A legislative proposal has been unveiled that its lead sponsor believes will start the discussion on how to improve the three-tier system. Among a variety of provisions, the proposal, dubbed Cheers Wisconsin!, would increase the …More

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AB-InBev and Molson Coors Sued for Restraint of Trade

Plaintiff Mountain Crest SRL, LLC, owners of Minhas Craft Brewery in Monroe, WI, has brought suit in U.S. District Court against Anheuser-Busch InBev and Molson Coors Brewing Co. alleging those companies conspired to restrain plaintiff’s …More

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