The Brewers Association (BA) and the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) have filed a joint Reply Brief in the matter of the Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI) acquisition of SABMiller stating that the Department of Justice (DOJ) …More
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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.
Before the Governor for action, H.B. 4667 renames the Grape and Wine Industry Council as the Michigan Craft Beverage Council and requires the Council to direct the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to award …More
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has accepted a $900,000 offer in compromise from Warsteiner Importers Agency Inc. for alleged violations of the trade practice provisions of the Federal Alcohol Administration (FAA) …More
Passed by both chambers of the legislature, House Bill 1720 allows a beverage manufacturer in a contract brewing arrangement to store beverages produced by the contract brewer at its facility.
With the arrival of the compliance date for menu labeling, The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued final supplemental guidance for industry that addresses public and stakeholder comments and expands upon the draft version …More
Signed into law, Senate Bill 1333 modifies the definition of “small brewer” to mean a brewer who manufactures less than 65,000 barrels of beer annually. Previously, a “small brewer” was defined as one who …More
Failing to pass House committee consideration, S. B. 76 sought comprehensive updates to alcohol beverage laws. The bill was amended in the House to include the provision that ultimately killed it, one which called …More
Amended in committee, Senate Bill 1283 authorizes a brewpub-restaurant licensee to: label, bottle, package, or refill any container with beer produced on their licensed premises and may, at the licensed premises, sell beer produced and …More
Further amended in committee, A.B. 2573 would allow a retailer to accept up to 10 cases of glassware provided at no cost from beer manufacturers per year. No beer manufacturer may give more than 5 …More
Passed by the legislature, Senate Bill 243 lays out the conditions under which grocery and convenience stores will sell full-strength beer effective in 2019.