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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.

Kansas Contract Brewing Bill Clears Senate

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.

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Direct Manufacturer Sales Limited in KS Bill

House Bill 2731 would allow individuals with a beneficial interest in the manufacture of alcoholic liquor to hold a drinking establishment or caterer license pursuant to the Kansas Liquor Control Act provided no alcoholic liquor …More

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Taproom Hours Bill Advances in Alabama

Passing the House, H.B. 303 would eliminate a provision in current law that requires breweries to close their tap rooms between the hours of 9 PM on Saturday and 2 AM the following Monday.

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AL Beer Donation Bill Passes House

Passing the House, H.B. 414 would create a new nonprofit special events retail license and allows manufacturers to donate up to 31 gallons of beer and up to two cases of table wine to a …More

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MD Sales Licensing and Hours Bill Intro’d

S.B.1044/H.B.1176 seek to authorize a Class 5 brewery to sell and sample its own beer without obtaining a Class D or equivalent license from a local licensing board and establish hours of sale for such …More

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Delaware Looks to Lower BAC

House Bill 320 seeks to lower the blood alcohol content requirement for driving under the influence from .08 to .05.

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