The New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) on Wednesday finalized a $1.25 million settlement agreement with Heineken USA (HUSA) for 42 alleged violations of the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) law. The New York fine comes three months after HUSA agreed to pay the largest offer in compromise ever — $2.5 million — to the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau for alleged trade practice violations related to its proprietary “BrewLock” draft systems.
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In this week’s edition of Last Call: ZX Ventures acquires Australian craft brewery 4 Pines; the TTB launches another pay-to-play investigation; Amazon expands alcoholic beverage delivery; and more news from the week.
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