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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 Charitable Event Donations Bill Dies

Dying in committee, S.B. 756 sought to provide that any brewery licensee may donate beer that it has manufactured and any (i) mixed beverage special events licensee or (ii) banquet licensee that is a charitable …More

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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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Pricing and Tour Changes Advance in NJ

Passing committee, Assembly Bill 2196 seeks to revise certain licensee filing requirements for alcoholic beverage price lists and remove the requirement that limited brewery and distillery licensees provide a tour when selling certain alcoholic beverages …More

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New Jersey Optional Tour Bill Considered

A.B. 2230 makes brewery tours optional for limited breweries, while still allowing on-site sales. The bill additionally allows a licensee to offer, or offer for sale, snack food.

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Legislation Provides Limited Benefits for SD Brewers

Senate Bill 173 raises the production cap from 5,000 to 12,000 barrels under which a manufacturer may maintain on-site sales rights and allows up to three other retail locations. Self-distribution, however, would remain illegal.

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NJ Ag Tourism Bill Includes Breweries

Assembly Bill 2271 allows special occasion events that promote agricultural tourism to be conducted at breweries located on preserved farmland under certain circumstances.

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