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Maine Bill Addresses Kombucha

S.B. 293 seeks to exempt kombucha, a fermented tea-based drink, from the excise tax imposed on malt liquor, low-alcohol spirits, wine and hard cider.

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Second Sample Bill Advances in NH

Passing the House, House Bill 177 authorizes sales of samples of alcoholic beverages by manufacturers. Samples sold by beverage manufacturers would be for on-premises consumption.

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Self-Distribution Limit Increase Considered

House Bill 278 seeks to increase the small brewery limit from twenty-five thousand barrels to one hundred thousand barrels before the brewery must use a wholesale distributor to distribute its products.

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Small Brewer Exemption Threatened

Under House consideration, Senate Bill 688 require low-point beer manufacturers who assign a brand extension to assign the extension to the licensed wholesaler which has exclusive sales territory for the brand. The measure eliminates an …More

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