Signed by the Governor, House Bill 4559 allows a licensed wholesaler or manufacturer of alcoholic liquor to give samples of beer or wine to an employee of the wholesaler under certain conditions, and would clarify …More
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Signed into law by the Governor, House Bill 99 provides that federal label approval shall not be required for beverages sold exclusively in the state by a beverage vendor, beverage manufacturer, nano brewery, or brew …More
Signed by the Governor, H.B. 161 requires beverage manufacturer licensees to pay the beer tax on beverages sold at farmers’ markets.
Signed by the Governor, S.B. 2481 adds on premise consumption sales to that of off premise sales and the conducting of tastings of New York state labelled beer manufactured by a licensed brewer or licensed …More
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) has called on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to begin the process of giving New York State the Malting Barley Endorsement (M.B.E.), a federal insurance option available only to a …More
Held in committee, House Bill 5380 would exempt from the sales and use tax the sale of beer and malt beverages at retail.
Held for further study, H.B. 6173 seeks to exempt from sales and use taxes specialized packaging equipment such as kegs for alcoholic beverages.H
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
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
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.