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NY Sales Bill Awaits Governor’s Action

On the Governor’s desk, 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

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NY State Labelled Beer Bill Considered

Moving through several committees, Senate Bill 5649 amends certain definitions to include the manufacturing of (as opposed to simply growing) hops when determining if something is considered a New York state labelled beer.

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Free Ride Bill Amended in CA Senate

Amended in Senate committee after passing the Assembly, A.B. 711 authorizes a beer manufacturer to provide consumers free or discounted rides through taxicabs, transportation network companies, or any other ride service, and clarifies that a …More

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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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Cross Tier Ownership Rules Clarified in Maine

Signed into law under emergency status “to avoid unintended consequences that could imperil operations by breweries during premium tourism season,” House Bill 1133 clarifies that for a person who is licensed to manufacture liquor in …More

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Wisconsin Brewers Need Your Support Today

The Wisconsin Brewers Guild has requested that beer enthusiasts take action to support the state’s small and independent brewers and the community of beer drinkers. Please read the following information provided by the Wisconsin Brewers Guild. The …More

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