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Pennsylvania Considers Expanded Sales of Ready-to-Drink Offerings in Grocery and Convenience Stores

Pennsylvania Considers Expanded Sales of Ready-to-Drink Offerings in Grocery and Convenience Stores

At present, malt- and sugar-based RTDs, such as Mark Anthony Brands’ White Claw and Boston Beer Company’s Truly Hard Seltzer, can be sold at beer distributors, which offer retail beer sales. Wine-based RTDs are available at Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board-run (PLCB) stores and off-premise retailers licensed to sell wine. However, spirits-based RTDs are only available via the PLCB’s stores.

Press Clips: Oregon Bill Would Make State Excise Tax Highest in US; Perishable Tax Credit In Senate Bill

Press Clips: Oregon Bill Would Make State Excise Tax Highest in US; Perishable Tax Credit In Senate Bill

Oregon lawmakers are considering a tax hike on alcoholic beverages that would increase taxes on malt beverages by $70 per barrel. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Rescue Plan, a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill in the early hours of Saturday, February 27. The bill includes a $25 billion fund for grants for bars, restaurants and breweries.