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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.

NH Nano Bill Passes House

Amended prior to House passage, House Bill 1578 allows nano brewery licensees to distribute samples at a wine manufacturer’s facility for an annual fee.

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Pro Brewer Legislation Signed by SD Gov

Signed into law, Senate Bill 173 raises the production cap on microbreweries to 30,000 barrels under which a manufacturer may maintain on-site sales rights. Additionally, a licensed microbrewery may self-distribute 1,500 barrels annually, may hold …More

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Vermont Franchise Bill Heard in Senate 

Under Senate consideration following House passage, H.B. 710 would create an exception to the beer franchise law for certificate of approval holders and manufacturers of malt beverages that manufacture or distribute not more than 50,000 …More

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Kansas Contract Brewing Bill Moves to Conference

Amended in and passed by the Senate, House Bill 2470 would allow microbreweries within the state of Kansas to contract with other microbreweries for production and packaging of beer and hard cider. The House …More

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Maryland Reform on Tap Dies in Committee

Failing to clear committee, The Reform on Tap Act of 2018 (H.B. 518) sought to provide for: no limits for Class 5 or Class 7 brewery taproom sales; no limits for take-home sales; no limits …More

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