Passing the House, House Bill 1196 further defines the term “geographically contiguous” in the context of franchise territories to include “two distinct areas which are separated by no more than five miles at the closest …More
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a one-year extension in the required implementation date for chain restaurants of 20 or more units from December 1, 2015 to December 1, 2016.
Vetoed by the Governor, House Bill 466 sought to privatize the sale of wine and spirits, allowing grocery stores, restaurants, hotels and beer distributors to sell wine and liquor for off premise consumption.
Introduced by Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) and original co-sponsors Susan Collins (R-ME), Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), S. Res. 188 expresses appreciation of the goals of American Craft Beer Week and commends the …More
Passing the House, H.B. 3450 would require beer, wine and liquor wholesalers to receive and unload product at a licensed wholesaler’s licensed premises within this state before delivery to a retail permit holder. Wine and …More
The Brewers Association and the Beer Institute recently sent a joint letter to Members of Congress supporting the newly introduced Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act of 2015 (S. 1562/H.R. 2903). The letter encourages Members …More
Prior to SAVOR, 150 craft brewers, owners and guild leaders came to Washington, D.C. to advocate for the craft brewing community. They met with over 150 members of Congress and over 300 members of Congressional staff. …More
A U.S. District Court in Tallahassee, Florida has ruled against consumers who brought suit against Maker’s Mark Distillery for using the term “handmade” in marketing its Maker’s Mark bourbon whiskey. Plaintiffs claimed they relied on …More
After passing both chambers in different versions, a conference committee was unable to agree on a final bill. S.B. 424 would authorize a brewer to sell beer produced by the brewer to consumers on …More