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New Jersey Taproom Bill Moves

Passing committee, Assembly Bill 4602 provides that consumers would not be required to take a brewery tour in order to purchase beverages for onsite consumption. Additionally, consumers would be allowed to purchase, or be provided …More

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NJ Distributor Fined

Distributor Hunterdon Brewing Co. has reached a settlement with the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control for alleged trade practice violations, including selling draft systems at below market price and concealment of those charges.

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Industry Organizations Weigh In on Aluminum Investigation

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

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NY Brewpub Barrelage Cap Increase on Tap

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.

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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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