The Illinois Liquor Control Commission holds its final meeting of 2013. Will the proposed buyout of distributor City Beverage be taken up?
A discussion about the relationship between brewer and distributor is on tap at today’s Illinois Liquor Control Commission meeting.
With a few flicks of a pen today, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed HB 2606 into law effectively ending Anheuser-Busch’s minority ownership — and majority control — over distributor City Beverage. The legislation, approved overwhelmingly by the Illinois House and Senate during the spring legislative session, would prohibit a brewer from owning a distributor. Introduced in February, the bill specifically …
Legislation prohibiting a brewer from owning a distributor in Illinois, effectively ending Anheuser-Busch’s reign over City Beverage, is headed to the governor’s desk.
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.
Global brewing giant Anheuser-Busch InBev’s decision to relinquish its ownership interest in an Illinois distributor all but paved the way for the Illinois House to pass a bill prohibiting a brewer from owning a distributor.
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.
Amid mounting pressure from the Illinois legislature, Anheuser-Busch has agreed to sell off its minority interest in Illinois distributor City Beverage by 2015.
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.