beer laws

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 […]

BEER LAW – Additional State by State information

I don’t know about you, but for me, this always happens. So, for the last two days, I’ve spent a couple of hours complying all of the beer law information that I have recently collected. Great. I sent out a post this morning with a summary of the legal battles that are currently brewing. It […]

BEER LAW – UPDATE on Nashville Single Beer Ban

OK. Initially, I read the story wrong.. but maybe I have ESPN or something. The ban will include “Craft Beer”. OK, this will only last for a year — BUT SO.. how many times do you see a law reversed? OK.. I’m not a lawyer, but I don’t see them. If you forget the original […]

LAW – Councilwoman is trying to stop sale of single beers

It’s been a while since I have posted any news about Alcohol laws. Here’s an interesting article about a Nashville councilwoman who is pushing a bill that would ban the sale of single beers. The article is rather short, but it appears that this is an attempt to stop loitering and the sale of 40oz […]

Five Dollar Trinket law – Battle Brewing

Hello fellow beer friends, I am not a lawyer or have any legal background, but I continually find myself intrigued by laws involving the beer market. In case you forgot, we followed the “Free the Hops Movement” , 75th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition, along with the “Battle in Denver over right to sell […]

Push to change Vermont Beer Laws

Beer marketing issue brewing at Statehouse April 20, 2008 By GORDON DRITSCHILO Staff Writer Last year the Harpoon Brewery produced and distributed 745,000 cases of beer from its plant in Windsor to retailers and restaurants in Vermont and around the country. Harpoon’s barleywine, however, while brewed and bottled in Vermont, isn’t sold here. State law […]

Update on Free the Hops movement

Here is an update on the Free the Hops movement in Alabama… In case you did not read the previous blogs … here are the links: Alabama takes a small step, but still have a giant leap ahead Free the Hops Movement Sean Drink Craft Beer, You’ve Earned It!! Trouble’s a-brewin’ Home brewers try […]

Alabama takes a small step, but still have a giant leap ahead

In February, I shared a story about the “Free the Hops” movement that was taking place in Alabama. With Alabama being one of the last states in the country that could not sell beer higher than 6% and sold in 12 oz bottles, the beer lovers are rejoicing for the moment. Last week, the Alabama […]

Sunnier Skys and Brighter days are in our future

It’s not time to dance around and say the witch is dead, but at least this gives craft beer lovers hope for a sunnier future. (Although this may entice me to do a dance of joy / forward roll.) Enjoy!! Sean Drink Craft Beer, You’ve Earned It!! By Lew Bryson updated 2:19 p.m. ET, […]
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