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Sampling Provision Approved in Maine

Signed by the Governor, S.B. 142 increases the annual amount of beer a manufacturer can provide a retailer for sampling purposes from 9 gallons to 18 gallons.

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On-Site Sales Restrictions Advance in Texas

Passing the House, House Bill 3287 seeks to change the premises at which the combined annual production of ale and beer by a brewer’s permit holder and a manufacturer’s license holder, respectively, must not exceed …More

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Alcohol Task Force Formed in Maryland

Comptroller Peter Franchot announced the creation of a statewide “Reform on Tap” task force that will conduct a comprehensive review of the laws governing Maryland’s alcohol industry.

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Coupon Bill Intro’d in Missouri

H.B. 494 seeks to allow manufacturers of beer and wine to offer consumer cash rebate coupons. Currently, only manufacturers of intoxicating liquor other than beer or wine can offer such coupons. The bill specifies that …More

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MT Tax Increase Proposal Dies

Dying in committee, Senate Bill 328 sought to increase the tax rate on the sale of beer, wine, liquor and hard cider.

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Production Cap Increased in Montana

Signed by the Governor, H.B. 541 changes the definition of “small brewery” to allow annual production up to 60,000 barrels (from the current 10,000) and would include the production of all affiliated companies and beer …More

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