Self-Distribution Laws

The Brewers Association has created a database of U.S. state laws relating to self-distribution, i.e., the ability of a manufacturing brewery to make direct sales and deliveries to retailers. While this database has undergone several rounds of fine-tuning, it should not be considered the final word on self-distribution laws across the country, but rather as a signpost pointing you in the right direction.

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  • Does the database cite all the laws that apply to self distribution in your state?
  • Are there provisions relating to licensing and/or production caps that affect self distribution and therefore should also be referenced?
  • Are there any current efforts to address the distribution laws in your state?

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In no way should this be interpreted as legal advice. Instead, it should be an additional resource in your own unique research. All materials have been prepared for general information purposes only to permit the reader to learn more about craft beer legal issues. The information presented is not legal advice, is not to be acted on as such, may not be current and is subject to change without notice. Always seek the advice of a competent attorney before drafting a contract, terminating a wholesaler, or initiating other legal action.