Legislative

New Hampshire Lifts To-Go Sales Cap, Allows In-State DTC Shipping

New Hampshire Lifts To-Go Sales Cap, Allows In-State DTC Shipping

New Hampshire breweries gained direct-to-consumer intrastate shipping rights and several other new privileges when Gov. Christopher Sununu signed a bill of alcoholic beverage reforms into law earlier this month. “They built their businesses: Our job is to get out of the way and let them thrive and grow,” Sununu said

Houston’s 8th Wonder Launches Delta 8 THC Seltzer in Texas

Houston’s 8th Wonder Launches Delta 8 THC Seltzer in Texas

8th Wonder Brewery and Distillery in Houston released a Delta 8 THC non-alcoholic seltzer last week, advertised as the first Delta 8 seltzer product in Texas — a state that has been debating the legality of Delta 8 products in recent months.

Legislative Update: Virginia ABC Spells Out 7 New Bev-Alc Laws; Pennsylvania To-Go Cocktails Shelved

Legislative Update: Virginia ABC Spells Out 7 New Bev-Alc Laws; Pennsylvania To-Go Cocktails Shelved

Six new alcohol laws will go into effect in Virginia starting July 1 — and a seventh on January 1, 2022. The state Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) recently explained those laws, from the extension of cocktails to-go sales, to “low-alcohol beverages” sales in ABC stores, with the state of emergency, which was brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, is set to expire on June 30.

Legislative Update: Delivery, To-Go Privileges Expire In New York; New Jersey Tax Equivalency Update, PA, RI, CO Notes

Legislative Update: Delivery, To-Go Privileges Expire In New York; New Jersey Tax Equivalency Update, PA, RI, CO Notes

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo ended the state’s state of emergency on Thursday, which meant the expiration of delivery and to-go privileges granted to breweries, bars and restaurants during the pandemic. The New Jersey bill (S.B. 3452) that would have brought the state excise tax rate on spirits-based, ready-to-drink canned cocktails in line with beer has been pulled from consideration for now, sources confirmed with Brewbound.

Pennsylvania Senate Introduces Franchise Law Reform Bill

Pennsylvania Senate Introduces Franchise Law Reform Bill

Under SB 623, which was referred to the Senate law and justice committee on May 3, breweries and wholesalers would have to revisit their distribution contracts every five years. If the contract cannot be renegotiated after five years, the parties must enter mediation with a mutually agreed upon mediator or, failing that, a mediator appointed by “a court of competent jurisdiction.”

Legislative Update: ‘Free the Growler’ Effort Falls Short in Minnesota, For Now; Texas Expected to Extend Restaurant Alcohol To-Go Sales

Legislative Update: ‘Free the Growler’ Effort Falls Short in Minnesota, For Now; Texas Expected to Extend Restaurant Alcohol To-Go Sales

Minnesota brewers’ efforts to remove a ban on growler and beer to-go sales for larger craft breweries have fallen short; meanwhile, legislation that would allow Texas restaurants to continue to sell beer, wine and mixed drinks with takeout orders is now in the hands of Gov. Greg Abbott; and more news from the states.