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Water Regs Considered in CA

Senate Bill 166 would require the State Water Resources Control Board to adopt regulations for microbiological, chemical, and physical water quality and treatment requirements for the onsite treatment and reuse of process water in breweries …More

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CT On-Site Sales Restriction Stalls

Stalling in committee, Senate Bill 742 sought to require breweries to offer their products for on-premise sale and consumption or for on-premise sale for off-premise consumption, but not both.

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FL Bill Looks at Franchise, Self-Distributon Issues

Senate Bill 1304 would permit manufacturers to terminate a distributor contract if their products represent less than 10% of distributor’s total alcohol beverage portfolio with 120 days’ notice. The bill further: 1) provides that …More

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Oregon Farm Brewery Standards Proposed

S.B. 287 establishes standards for establishment of farm breweries that produce less than 150,000 gallons of malt beverages on lands zoned for exclusive farm use or mixed farm and forest use.

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Utah Beer Definition Change Considered

Passing initial committee consideration, S.B. 132 would change the definition of beer to increase the ABW from 3.2% to 4.8% (4% ABV to 6% ABV).

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Franchise Bill Intro’d in Maryland

Senate Bill 704 seeks to add a statutory provision allowing a “small franchisor” (a beer manufacturer that produces 300,000 barrels or less annually and accounts for 10% or less of a “franchisee’s” (i.e. distributor’s) total …More

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