beer laws

Mississippi Passes Bill to Legalize Homebrewing

Mississippi Passes Bill to Legalize Homebrewing Boulder, CO ● March 19, 2013 – The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) is pleased to announce that Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant has signed a bill that will effectively legalize homebrewing throughout the state. Mississippi is now the 49th state to permit homebrewing. A Senate version of the bill passed […]

Beer Law: Wisconsin Craft Brewers Need Your Help

#beerlaw #wisconsin #craftbeer We received this information from a couple of different sources:  ” Wisconsin Brewers Guild needs your help!”. If you can, please help. Sean Drink Craft Beer and don’t let anyone take it away! From Bull Falls Brewery Wisconsin Craft Brewers Under Assault Big breweries and distributors attempt to “fix” beer distribution, […]

Flying Dog files lawsuit against Michigan for against Raging Bitch ban

@flyingdog filed suit in U.S. District Court on Friday against the Michigan Liquor Control Commission to overturn their September 2009 ban on the sale of Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA, citing First Amendment rights violation. RAGING BITCH BEER BAN SPURS FLYING DOG BREWERY TO SUE MICHIGAN LIQUOR CONTROL COMMISSION ON FIRST AMENDMENT GROUNDS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: […]

FDA fires salvo at Moonshot ’69 in recent ruling

*Writers note: The following is not a product endorsement for Moonshot ’69 or for New Century Brewing LLC. By: Ian Cowpar When a government agency sweeps in to suppress what they perceive to be a danger, there invariably are ripple effects that impact those who are not necessarily responsible for that particular threat. Ambiguous definitions […]

FDA Ruling and MateVeza’s Response

@mateveza #fdacaffineruling #beer MateVeza and the FDA Ruling on Caffine We recently received this email from Jim Woods, founder and president from MateVeza, about their concerns from the recent FDA warning. In case you missed it, on Nov. 17, 2010, FDA announced that it had sent warning letters to four companies that make malt versions […]

Senator proposes to lower the taxes on beer for smaller breweries

WOW. Very interesting tax news for small breweries. I heard about this news yesterday on the Fox 25 morning show and I wanted to share this story… I wonder if the Mass Brewers Guild was influential in this decision – I imagine that they helped. Enjoy Sean Drink Craft Beer, You’ve Earned It This […]

Iowa Beer Equality Bill Passes – Olde Main Lets Fans Decide First High Proof Beer Brewed‏

Iowa Beer Equality Bill Passes – Olde Main Lets Fans Decide First High Proof Beer Brewed‏ AMES, Iowa (March 2010) – Gov. Chet Culver signed a bill on March 10th to allow Iowa breweries to manufacture and sell higher-proof beers up to 12%. Out of state breweries were already selling these higher-proof beers in Iowa, […]

BEER LAW: Latest update on Colorado Grocery Store Liquor Law – HB 1279

New Fair, Common Sense Approach to Colorado’s Liquor Laws House Bill 1279 would enable liquor stores to sell to their businesses to grocers (please share your comments) DENVER—A bill was introduced in the Colorado State Legislature on February 5th that would allow some neighborhood grocery stores to sell beer, wine and spirits by purchasing a […]

BEER LAW: Colorado Grocery Store Law back on the table

Colorado Grocery Store Law back on the table At the start of 2009, we shared a story concerning the sale of beer in Colorado. There was legislation in the mix to allow the sale of full-strength beer at grocery and convenience stores. Currently, only beer lower than 3.2% can be sold. This bill did not […]

UPDATE: Beer Law: Monster Energy Drink starts a full tilt with RockArt Brewery

Victory for Rock Art Brewery, as they have won the decision to allow them to continue using the name Vermonster. From Rock Art’s website: America You have saved THE VERMONSTER !! Your voice has caused corporate america to rethink its position We can continue to brew our beer as we have since 2006!! Yea!!! huge […]
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