Should bars and restaurants in Illinois be free to fill and sell bottles of beer? And if so, what should customers be expected to understand about growler fills?
The Illinois Liquor Control Commission is eying across the board fee increases in 2016 but it will take legislation to make it happen.
Even if the Governor does nothing, the Craft Brewer License Updates will become law. Count down with us to Labor Day!
The Illinois House Tuesday approved a bill rewriting the state’s craft brewer act, giving brewers big and small a chance to grow.
The May 31st deadline marking the end of the Illinois legislature’s spring session came and went without a vote on a rewrite of the state’s craft brewer act
The Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois and Illinois Craft Brewers Guild have agreed to a “substantial rewrite” to the Illinois Craft Brewer Act.
A bill updating social media rules for brewers and distributors in Illinois is moving through the legislature — as are a few other bills.
Craft beer legislation could be introduced in the coming weeks to make comprehensive changes to the laws governing brewers in Illinois.
Want to back Indiana craft brewers in their plight for higher production caps but don’t have the energy? Just drink a Sun King Three Floyds Slacktivist.
One of the most recognizable figures in Illinois craft beer is heading to Capitol Hill to lobby Congress to pass the Small BREW Act.
Distributors and brewers could use social media to promote tap takeovers and beer dinners under a bill introduced in the IL House. Right now that’s a no-no.
Lagunitas has made substantial contributions to Illinois politicians recently including Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his right-hand man, Alderman Pat O’Connor.
Behold, your 2014 Illinois Legislative Roundup. We keep tabs on the beverage industry bills moving through the statehouse, so you don’t have to.
This weeks look at Beer Politics stories from around the country looks at why the creativity of bartenders is being shackled in Idaho and the legislative agenda’s of other craft brewers guilds.
A controversial brewpub rule will not be taken up by the Illinois Liquor Control Commission this week.
This week’s installment of our Beer Politics National Roundup looks at the liquor license migration into Ann Arbor, Michigan and provides an update on the Small BREW Act.
This installment of our Beer Politics National Roundup highlights Utah’s “Mr Liquor” and the incentives Richmond, Virginia is cobbling together to land a second brewery from Stone.
This installment of Beer Politics stories from around the country looks at the liquor license black market in Idaho and the ABV limit in Ohio.
We expand on our coverage of Illinois Beer Politics to look at liquor law changes made by other state’s, craft beer-friendly or otherwise.
A proposed brewpub rule change that could be detrimental to some Illinois brewers is heard before the Illinois Liquor Control Commission.
IL Governor Signs Craft Brewer Production Cap Bill in to LawView Post
The production cap for craft brewers in Illinois will be doubled under legislation that has passed the Illinois House and Senate.
A bill impacting homebrewers and homebrew shops in Illinois has cleared another hurdle after the legislation was approved, unanimously, by the IL Senate.
Michigan Growler Legislation Passes Senate ***UPDATED***View Post
On Wednesday the Illinois Senate Executive Committee unanimously approved bills impacting homebrewing in Illinois as well as legislation prohibiting a brewer from owning a distributor in the state.
The deadline to pass bills out of the Illinois House is upon us. State Representative Frank Mautino (D-Spring Valley) pledged HB 2606 would be called for a vote by the 19th, so today is the day. Follow along as we live-blog the legislative action.
Follow along with our live-blog coverage of the Illinois legislature as it convenes in Springfield and is expected to vote on changes to the Illinois Liquor Control Act and the three-tier system of alcohol beverage distribution.
An Illinois homebrew bill that would allow homebrewers to again take part in festivals in the state has been amended to include homebrew shops.
Follow along as we live-blog the Illinois legislature, which could take up homebrew legislation and tweaks to the Illinois Liquor Control Act and three-tier system of alcohol beverage distribution as soon as today.
Over the past few weeks and months, members of the Illinois Homebrew Alliance (IHA), the Associated Beverage Distributors of Illinois (ABDI) and Illinois Licensed Beverage Assocation (ILBA) have been working in partnership to present a bill to the Illinois Legislature that would allow homebrewers to legally continue things like tastings, sampling events, contests and more; things that were technically somewhat …