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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.

Self-Distribution Bill Introduced in MD

H.B. 1015/S.B. 839 would raise the barrel cap to 300,000 for breweries eligible to hold a limited beer wholesalers license and repeal the limitation on the number of barrels eligible for self-distribution.

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Maryland Franchise Changes Proposed

Senate Bill 1043 seeks to exempt from franchise law brewers under 300,000 barrels annual production and provides for a fifteen day termination notification process.

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MI Craft Beverage Council Bill Advances

Passing the full Senate, S.B. 439 would rename the Grape and Wine Industry Council as the Michigan Craft Beverage Council; decrease the membership of the Council and revise the term limits of its members; require …More

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Indiana Looks to Loosen On-Site Sales Ability

Passing the House and under Senate consideration, House Bill 1419, would, in part, allow a manufacturer of two types of alcoholic beverages, which has both production facilities in one building, to serve alcohol from both …More

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Sunday Sales on Tap in Indiana

Passing the Senate, S.B. 1 allows package liquor stores, grocery stores, convenience stores, drug stores, and certain restaurants to sell alcoholic beverages for carryout on Sunday from noon until 8 p.m. Companion H.B. 1051has passed …More

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IN Looks at Cold Beer Sales

Among other provisions, House Bill 1281 seeks to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages every day and prohibit the Alcohol and Tobacco Commission from regulating the sale of beer, wine, and liquor based on …More

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