On May 31, 120 brewers, brewery owners, employees and state guild representatives descended on Washington, D.C., to advocate on behalf of the country’s small and independent brewers.
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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.
Vermont has now joined the ranks of a select number of states that have actively considered and implemented changes to the franchise laws which govern the relationships between brewers and distributors, providing small brewer provisions …More
Sent to the Governor for action, H.B. 710 would create an exception to the beer franchise law for certificate of approval holders and manufacturers of malt beverages that manufacture or distribute not more than 50,000 …More
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has accepted a $900,000 offer in compromise from Warsteiner Importers Agency Inc. for alleged violations of the trade practice provisions of the Federal Alcohol Administration (FAA) …More
Passed by both chambers of the legislature, House Bill 1720 allows a beverage manufacturer in a contract brewing arrangement to store beverages produced by the contract brewer at its facility.
With the arrival of the compliance date for menu labeling, The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued final supplemental guidance for industry that addresses public and stakeholder comments and expands upon the draft version …More
Signed into law, Senate Bill 1333 modifies the definition of “small brewer” to mean a brewer who manufactures less than 65,000 barrels of beer annually. Previously, a “small brewer” was defined as one who …More
Failing to pass House committee consideration, S. B. 76 sought comprehensive updates to alcohol beverage laws. The bill was amended in the House to include the provision that ultimately killed it, one which called …More
Amended in committee, Senate Bill 1283 authorizes a brewpub-restaurant licensee to: label, bottle, package, or refill any container with beer produced on their licensed premises and may, at the licensed premises, sell beer produced and …More
Further amended in committee, A.B. 2573 would allow a retailer to accept up to 10 cases of glassware provided at no cost from beer manufacturers per year. No beer manufacturer may give more than 5 …More