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Spirits Excise Tax Reduction Proposed

H.R. 2520, the Distillery Innovation and Excise Tax Reform Act, seeks to reduce the current $13.50/proof gallon rate to $9.00/proof gallon, with the initial 100,000 gallons taxed at a rate of $2.70/proof gallon. All spirits …More

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Retail Privilege Bills Stalls in Alabama

Failing to advance beyond committee level consideration, Senate Bill 452 sought to allow a brewpub to sell alcoholic beverages for on-premises and off-premises consumption and to create a license allowing limited production breweries to produce …More

Brewers Association

Reduced Filing Requirement Sought in New York

Passing the full Assembly, Assembly Bill 7106 seeks to exempt brewers who produce less than 60,000 barrels of beer a year from the requirement to file annual information returns with the department of taxation and …More

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U.S. Congressman Scott Tipton Tours Pagosa Brewing

While in his home district, U.S. Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-3) stopped by Pagosa Brewing in Pagosa Spring, Colo. Pagosa Brewing is a small-yet-growing brewpub located in southern Colorado. Head brewer and president Tony Simmons, along with …More

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Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton Visit Small Breweries

Recently both Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton visited small breweries. Hillary Clinton was on an East Coast tour and stopped in to Smuttynose Brewing Co. in Hampton, New Hampshire. After a tour of the brewery, Clinton held a roundtable discussion …More

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Alabama Bill Would Adjust Brewpub Licensing

Advancing through committee, Senate Bill 452 seeks to allow a brewpub to sell alcoholic beverages for on-premises and off-premises consumption and would create a license allowing limited production breweries to produce beer and operate a …More

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