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Government affairs current issues, news and announcements from the Brewers Association and members of the House and Senate Small Brewers Caucus.

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.

Virginia Proposes Beer Day

House Joint Resolution 116 designates April 7, in 2019 and in each succeeding year, as National Beer Day in Virginia.

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Growler Sales and Definition Bill Advances in WA

Now under Senate consideration, H.B. 2419 authorizes a qualifying microbrewery to sell growlers of beer to the public at a qualifying farmers market, defines “growler” as a sanitary container brought to an authorized premises by …More

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Distributor Sales to WA Consumers Considered

Senate Bill 6444 authorizes beer distributors to sell malt beverages to their own full-time employees under specified conditions and authorizes both beer and wine distributors to sell their respective products to consumers, for off-premises consumption, …More

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Franchise Changes Proposed in Vermont

Subject of a committee hearing, H.B. 710 would create an exception to the beer and wine franchise law for certificate of approval holders and manufacturers of malt beverages that manufacture or distribute not more than …More

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Virginia At Rest Provision Advances

Passing their respective chambers, House Bill 820 and companion S.B. 382 require that before any wine or beer may be delivered to a retail licensee for resale, such wine or beer must first be delivered …More

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