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Beer Tax Increase Passes in Louisiana

In an effort to close a significant budget shortfall, the Governor and legislature worked together to pass multiple tax increases, including on alcohol. The barrel rate for beer increased from the current $10.00 to $12.50.

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OK Branch Bill Gains Initial House Approval

Gaining approval from the House Rules Committee, Senate Joint Resolution 68, among other provisions, would prohibit any common ownership between the manufacturing, wholesaling and retailing tiers. The bill stipulates that a brewery may, following adoption …More

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Maine Sampling Bill Becomes Law

Becoming law without the Governor’s signature, Senate Bill 562 authorizes any person licensed as a manufacturer of malt liquor or wine to give a retail licensee samples of malt liquor and wine.

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Maryland On-Site Sales Bill Withdrawn

Withdrawn after failing to gain committee approval, House Bill 1239 sought to increase the annual amount of beer that a Class 5 brewery licensee may sell for on-premises consumption from 500 barrels to 1,500 barrels.

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Manufacturer License Changes Advance in Maryland

Passing the House and under Senate consideration, H.B. 733 authorizes the holder of multiple manufacturer’s licenses at the same location to allow the sampling, sales, and consumption of products produced under the licenses at each …More

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Brand and Price Promtion Considered in MI

Passing both legislative chambers, Senate Bill 667 would, among other provisions, allow a manufacturer, outstate seller, or vendor of spirits to provide brand logoed merchandise to an on- or off-premises retailer to promote the brand …More

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