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
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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
The Brewers Association (BA), Beer Institute (BI), and American Beverage Association (ABA) have submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Commerce concerning the investigation into the possible effects on national security of imported aluminum. The …More
Passing the Assembly, A.B. 6404 seeks to increase the number of barrels that a restaurant brewer (brew-pub) may produce to sell at retail or wholesale from the current 250 barrels to 2,000 barrels.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has rendered a decision affirming a previous District Court ruling in the Retail Digital Network (RDN) case that found a specific section of California tied house law prohibiting third-party …More
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
Amended in the Senate following passage by the Assembly, A.B. 977 allows a licensed winegrower and a licensed beer manufacturer that holds a small beer manufacturer’s license, whose licensed premises of production are immediately adjacent …More
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.
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