Vermont has now joined the ranks of a select number of states that have actively considered and implemented changes to the franchise laws which govern the relationships between brewers and distributors, providing small brewer provisions …More
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Government affairs current issues, news and announcements from the Brewers Association and members of the House and Senate Small Brewers Caucus.
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.
Sent to the Governor for action, H.B. 710 would create an exception to the beer franchise law for certificate of approval holders and manufacturers of malt beverages that manufacture or distribute not more than 50,000 …More
Dying at the close of the session, House Bill 2411 clarifies that a class 14 brewpub licensee or class 18 small craft producer pub licensee may conduct liquor sales at multiple, appropriately licensed premises; specifies …More
On the Governor’s desk for action, House Bill 2410 would allow brewpub and small craft producer pub licensees to allow minors, who are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian of legal drinking age, on …More
Rereferred to committee, H.B. 4897 seeks to allow a brewer, class 1 brewer, or class 2 brewer to sell beer manufactured by any other brewer, class 1 brewer, or class 2 brewer to non-licensees and …More
Signed by the Governor, H.B. 2470 allows microbreweries to contract with other microbreweries for production and packaging of beer and hard cider; provides for the sale of domestic beer in refillable containers; allows licensed microbrewers …More
Withdrawn from committee consideration, S.B. 492 sought to allow those nineteen to twenty-one years of age to purchase alcohol under a certificate program that would require parental permission and the completion of educational course.
The state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) has handed down a decision absolving wholesaler August A. Busch & Co. (a wholly-owned subsidiary of brewer Anheuser-Busch) from a charge of violating the prohibition on giving a …More
House Resolution 884, introduced by the Congressional House Small Brewers Caucus chairs Representatives Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Mike Kelly (R-PA), Richard Neal (D-MA) and Patrick McHenry (R-NC), expresses appreciation for the goals of American Craft Beer …More
S.B. 969 seeks to prohibit the use, possession, and sale of marijuana-infused beer, wine, mixed wine drink, mixed spirit drink, or spirits.