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Snow Day in DC: House Small Brewers Caucus Meeting Postponed

Wintery Blast in Washington D.C. postpones Small Brewers Caucus Meeting. More

Graduated Excise Tax Reduction Legislation Introduced

The Brewers Association supports H.R. 4278, a bill to create a graduated beer excise tax rate of $3.50 and $16 for America's small brewers. More

New Federal Reporting Requirement for Brewers

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration ("FDA") recently implemented the Reportable Food Registry ("RFR"). More

Congress Considers Federal Excise Tax Increase

Small brewers are facing an imminent and extremely serious threat to their businesses.  More

Small Brewer Tax Rate Reduction Legislation Introduced

Companion bills HR 836 and S 1058, the Brewers Excise and Economic Relief Act of 2009, have been introduced More

TTB Budget Funding Proposal

As released, the President's proposed Fiscal Year 2010 Budget contained provisions authorizing More

House Small Brewers Caucus Meets

The House Small Brewers Caucus, now composed of 49 Members of Congress, held an educational meeting More

TTB Serving Facts Labeling Proposal

Update: On January 25, 2008, the Brewers Association (BA) submitted comments on Notice 73 More

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Monthly Legal Briefs

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Dr. StateLaws: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Self-Distribution

As we near the publication of the 2013 craft brewer data set, I’ve been thinking a lot about the states. In the medium/long run, the most important stories about craft brewing are state stories. More