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Tax Compliance Bill under NC Senate Scrutiny

Under Senate committee consideration, House Bill 480 requires annual certification that brewery and distillery permit holders are compliant with state tax requirements and that certain brewery permit holders submit an annual report to the ABC …More

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On-Site Sales Restrictions Enacted in Texas

Becoming law in the absence of a Gubernatorial veto, House Bill 3287 changes the law that governs taproom sales by manufacturing breweries to consumers for on-premises consumption (up to 5,000 barrels), the primary change being …More

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Wisconsin Craft Beverage Coalition Formed

The Wisconsin Craft Beverage Coalition, whose members include the Wisconsin Brewers Guild, the Wisconsin Winery Association, and the Wisconsin Distillers Guild, has been formed to promote the interests of the state’s craft beverage producers. …More

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Beer Transport Legislation Passes Senate

Passing the Senate, S.B. 5962 seeks to eliminate the expiration and repeal of certain provisions authorizing manufacturers to transport alcoholic beverages to an adjacent retail premises.

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Retail Sales Considered at DE Farmers Markets

House Bill 198 would allow holders of a “Farmer’s Market Permit or Agricultural Themed Event Permit” to conduct tastings and sell craft beer, mead, distilled spirits, and wine in sealed containers for off-premise consumption at …More

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Delaware Raises Alcohol Excise Taxes

Signed by the Governor, House Bill 241 increases the tax rate on alcohol beverages, with the beer rate rising to $8.15/barrel from the current is $4.85/barrel.

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Connecticut Craft Beer Bill Signed into Law

Signed into law, House Bill 5928 establishes a farm brewery manufacturer permit, which allows for, among other things, the manufacture, storage, bottling, and wholesale distribution and sale of beer manufactured at any place or premises …More

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ME Governor Signs Tasting Event Sales Bill

Signed into law, House Bill 1056 allows the sale of wine, spirits and malt liquor manufactured in Maine for off-premises consumption at taste-testing events and the sale of spirits manufactured in Maine at farmers’ markets. …More

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