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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.

Minors Allowed On-Premise in Hawaii

Signed into law, House Bill 2410 allows brewpub and small craft producer pub licensees to allow minors, who are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian of legal drinking age, on the licensee’s premises.

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Iowa Tied House Study Issued

The Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division has released the Alcoholic Beverage Control Study, ordered by the Iowa legislature. The study focuses on Iowa’s tied house laws, in particular prohibitions on cross-tier ownership interests in the …More

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Louisiana Craft Brewer Week Announced

House Resolution 244 designates the week of September 24 through 30, 2018 as Louisiana Craft Brewer Week in Louisiana, and commends Louisiana’s craft brewers for their many contributions.

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Brew on Premise Bill Signed in MN

Signed by the Governor, House Bill 3972 allows for the tasting of malt liquor that is brewed by a customer or employee at a brew on premises store if the malt liquor is not sold …More

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NJ to Promote Brewery Tours

Passing committee, Senate Bill 1909 requires the Division of Travel and Tourism to advertise and promote tours of breweries in the State.

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Vermont Franchise Bill Signed by Governor

Signed by the Governor, H.B. 710 creates an exception to the beer franchise law for certificate of approval holders and manufacturers of malt beverages that manufacture or distribute not more than 50,000 barrels of malt …More

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U.S. Ends Exemptions on Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

The Trump administration announced that the temporary exemptions that were in place for Canada, Mexico and the European Union have been rescinded making the 25% steel and 10% aluminum tariffs on unmanufactured materials effective June …More

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TTB Releases Guidance on Beer Storage

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has issued Industry Circular 2018-3 providing guidance for proprietors who wish to “alternate” their premises in a way that varies from TTB requirements for the purpose …More

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