Articles Tagged with 'Legislative'

President Trump Signs 1-Year Excise Tax Relief Extension into Law

President Trump Signs 1-Year Excise Tax Relief Extension into Law

Federal excise tax (FET) relief for makers of beer, wine and spirits is locked in place through the end of 2020. President Donald Trump today signed into law a tax extender package that includes the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBMTRA), which passed both chambers of Congress this week.

Nancy Palmer Departs Georgia Craft Brewers Guild for State Chamber of Commerce

Nancy Palmer Departs Georgia Craft Brewers Guild for State Chamber of Commerce

Nancy Palmer has left her post as the executive director of the Georgia Craft Brewers Guild to become the director of government affairs at the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. Palmer, the first woman to receive the Brewers Association’s F.X. Matt Defense of the Industry Award, started at the Georgia Chamber of Commerce in November. She had served as executive director of the guild since being promoted to the post in July 2014.

Poll: Two-Thirds of Voters Support Extending Excise Tax Relief for Brewers

Poll: Two-Thirds of Voters Support Extending Excise Tax Relief for Brewers

A survey commissioned by the Beer Institute (BI), a national trade group advocating for the U.S. brewing industry, found that 68% of respondents were in favor of extending the federal excise tax relief that was put in place in 2017, but slated to expire at the end of the year. Quadrant Strategies conducted the survey of 1,000 legal drinking age adults for the BI earlier this month.

Texas Brewers Report Boost from Beer-To-Go Sales Legalization

Texas Brewers Report Boost from Beer-To-Go Sales Legalization

Eighteen days after Texas’ new beer-to-go law went into effect, manufacturing brewers are reporting high levels of consumer enthusiasm for the opportunity to buy and take home packaged beers from taprooms.

Massachusetts’ Franchise Reform Debate Resumes

Massachusetts’ Franchise Reform Debate Resumes

The nearly decade-long debate over Massachusetts’ controversial franchise laws resumed Monday, as the state’s craft brewers and beer wholesalers packed a meeting of the Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. Brewers and wholesalers remain divided on how to reform strict franchise laws, which brewers claim lock their businesses into nearly unbreakable relationships with wholesalers. Each side presented revised proposals, which they argued would benefit each other.

Legislative Update: Maine Lawmakers Pass Alcohol Reforms; North Carolina Seeks Alcohol Sales at College Sporting Events

Legislative Update: Maine Lawmakers Pass Alcohol Reforms; North Carolina Seeks Alcohol Sales at College Sporting Events

In the latest Legislative Update: Maine lawmakers vote to reform self-distribution and franchise laws; Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont signs a law increasing the amount of beer craft breweries can sell directly to consumers; North Carolina passes legislation to sell beer and wine at college sporting events; and Pennsylvania legislators consider a lower sales tax on at-the-brewery sales.