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Beer Politics: MI Hotel Beer & Wine Bill

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A bill gaining traction in the Michigan legislature would allow hotels to sell beer and wine to go. Currently, a hotel can only sell spirits for off-premise consumption. The measure, House Bill 5084, was amended and passed out of the Regulatory Reform Committee on February 29th. It is currently on second reading in the Michigan House. State Representative Ken Horn …

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Beer Politics: “3 Floyds Amendment” Passes Committee

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What is being dubbed the “3 Floyds Amendment” – by 3 Floyds, rightfully so – unanimously passed an Indiana Senate Committee Thursday. The bill, HB 1054 for those keeping score at home, increases the production cap for craft brewers in the state. Currently it stands at 30,000 barrels. The new limit would be increased to MORE THAN 30,000 barrels and …

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WEDCO, Round TWO

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Just when you thought talking about business registration, regulations and tax law couldn’t get any more boring…it has. The Illinois Secretary of State’s Office just finished its first review in to claims that Anheuser-Busch InBev’s wholly owned subsidiary WEDCO – which holds a minority interest in the Chicago area and downstate distributor City Beverage – is breaking the law by …

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Stepping In To The Lion’s Den: I’m Speaking to the ABDI

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RYAN: As you read this I have most likely already begun my presentation; talking about breweries, farm-to-table brewpubs and why guys that have trucks with “Budweiser” on them should give a damn. Today, I am speaking before the Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois. A number of people will be speaking after me. They’re experts, consultants and attorneys. They know their …

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