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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.

Vermont Franchise Bill Amended

Amended in committee, 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 barrels of malt …More

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MI Growler Labeling Bill Signed by Governor

Approved by the Governor and becoming law, House Bill 5175 amends the Michigan Liquor Control Code to exempt from growler labeling requirements a brewpub, micro brewer, or brewer.

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Virginia At Rest Provision Becomes Law

Signed by the Governor, House Bill 820 and companion S.B. 382 require that before any wine or beer may be delivered to a retail licensee for resale, such wine or beer must first be delivered …More

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Direct Sales and Ship Bill Fails in Mississippi

Dying in the Senate, House Bill 1344 sought to authorize holders of on-premises retailer’s permits and holders of package retailer’s permits to purchase alcoholic beverages from manufacturers and distributors of alcoholic beverages and to have …More

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FL Tied House Advertising Bill Withdrawn

Withdrawn from consideration, Senate Bill 822 exempts from the “tied house evil” prohibitions a written agreement between a manufacturer or importer of malt beverages and an alcoholic beverage vendor for brand naming rights, including the …More

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Hawaii Beer Tax Reduction Clears Senate

Passing the Senate, S.B. 2712 deletes the definition, for tax rate purposes, of draft beer and applies that tax rate of 0.54 cents/wine gallon to all beer. Currently, the non-draft rate is at 0.93 cents/wine …More

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