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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.

Self-Distribution Bill Fails to Clear TN Committee

Failing to advance from committee, S.B. 217 sought to allow beer manufacturers to self-distribute beer within a 100-mile radius of the manufacturer if the manufacturer brews 50,000 gallons or less annually.

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ABV Legislation Goes to Governor

Passing both legislative chambers, S.B. 132 changes the definition of beer to increase the ABW from 3.2% to 4.8% (4% ABV to 6% ABV).

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ABV and Growler Changes Clear WV Legislature

Passing both chambers of the legislature, Senate Bill 529, among a variety of provisions, removes the two-growler limit per patron per day for licensees who sell growlers for off premises consumption; increases allowable growler size …More

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Production and Shipment Bill Advances in HI

Passing the Senate and amended in the House, S.B. 773 would allow a class 18 small craft producer pub licensee to manufacture not more than 75,000 barrels of malt beverages on the licensee’s premises during …More

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Nano Sampling Bill Advances in NH

Passing the House, House Bill 597 seeks to allow nano brewery licensees to distribute samples at a wine manufacturer’s facility and wine manufacturer licensees to distribute samples at a nano brewery.

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Changes to Hawaii Draft Beer Regs Advance

Passing their respective chambers, House Bill 1172 and Senate Bill 772 seek to repeal the requirement that there be attached a clear and legible notice, placard, or marker upon the faucet, spigot, or outlet wherefrom …More

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Excise Tax Revision Measure Moves in NM

Passing initial committee consideration with amendments, companions H.B. 489 and S.B. 413 propose a revision to the excise tax rates for microbrewed beer, cider and craft distillers, with the beer rates revised from the single …More

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Bond Change Floated in IL

H.B. 2577 would exclude manufacturers and importing distributors that in the preceding year had less than $50,000 of tax liability from a requirement that they file a specified bond with the Department of Revenue.

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