State Laws

The Brewers Association has compiled a database of U.S. laws impacting craft brewers. While this database continues to be updated, it should not be considered the final word on laws across the country.

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Trade Law Resources

Trade practice rules clarify legal and illegal behavior in the beverage alcohol industry. These resources help you stay informed to ensure you understand and comply with both Federal and state-level trade laws.

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Franchise Law Resources

The resources found here cover important basics (and some misconceptions) about franchise laws and how they impact the brewer-distributor relationship.

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Direct-to-Consumer Shipping Map

This map shows the states where interstate direct-to-consumer shipping (DtC) is permitted, limited, and not permitted.

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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.