House Bill 480 establishes the Maryland Brewery Promotion Program and Fund in the Department of Commerce (Commerce). The program provides grants to eligible applicants designed to assist Maryland breweries, educate the public about brewing in …More
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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.
Significantly amended before passing the Senate, Senate Bill 704 reduces, from 180 days to 45 days, the number of days that a brewery must wait after notifying a distributor of its intent to terminate or …More
Montgomery County-specific H.B. 333 provides that a holder of a Class 7 micro-brewery license in Montgomery County may produce any amount of beer each year. The holder of a Class 8 farm brewery license in …More
Senate Bill 152 seeks an expansion of the sales abilities of malt beverage manufacturers to allow up to 3,000 barrels sold at each of the brewer’s licensed premises for on- or off-premise consumption. Additionally, …More
The Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act of 2019 (S. 362; H.R. 1175) has been introduced in Congress. The legislation makes permanent the tax and other provisions passed as part of the Tax …More
Passing the Senate, S.B. 146 provides that retail package liquor stores may conduct tasting events at which samples of alcoholic beverages may be served and that manufacturers and wholesalers may provide samples of alcoholic beverages …More
Representatives Ken Buck (CO-04) and Al Lawson (FL-05) have introduced H.R. 1406 to ensure a fair and free market for the pricing of aluminum in the United States. The Aluminum Pricing Examination (APEX) Act grants …More
Passing he House, H.B. 343 seeks to establish a small craft beer producer income tax credit.
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court upheld a $2.6 million fine against beer wholesaler Craft Brewers Guild for violating anti-price discrimination statutes and commercial bribery regulations. In the same decision, the Court overturned a fine lodged …More
Passing their respective chambers, House Bill 887 and companion S.B. 1006 repeal the definition of draft beer and apply the same tax rate (0.54 cents/per wine gallon) to all beer.