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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The Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (S.236/H.R.747) was reintroduced in both chambers of the 115th Congress. Sponsors total 46 in the U.S. Senate and 246 in the U.S. House of Representatives. Specific tax …More
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.
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