19 Dec 2015

Alabama’s Congressional delegation supports the craft brewing industry

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Alabama’s Congressional delegation supports the craft brewing industry

6 of Alabama’s 7 members of Congress cosponsor the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act of 2015 As of December 18, the federal Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act of 2015 (H.R. 2903) has 156 cosponsors in the United States House of Representatives. This legislation is strongly supported by the Brewers Association as well […]

9 Nov 2015

How Colorado helped its craft brewing industry reach the top

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How Colorado helped its craft brewing industry reach the top

The next state with “responsible and progressive” laws that the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Study Commission will visit is Colorado. The Brewers Association currently ranks them as the #1 state for per-capita economic impact from craft beer, so we are happy with the selection. They must be doing something right. Colorado’s Brewery Laws Although we primarily focused […]

28 Oct 2015

How North Carolina attracted hundreds of millions in investment from craft beer

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How North Carolina attracted hundreds of millions in investment from craft beer

The Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Study Commission will soon be visiting North Carolina as a state that has “responsible and progressive” laws related to the manufacture, distribution, and sale of alcoholic beverages. We are very pleased that this state was selected as it is perhaps the best state in the south for a friendly craft beer environment. […]

19 Oct 2015

What are “congruent, competitive, and consistent” beer laws?

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What are “congruent, competitive, and consistent” beer laws?

When the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Study Commission was formed under Act 2015-144, the stated goal was to “determine if Alabama’s alcoholic beverage laws related to the manufacture, distribution, and sale of alcoholic beverages are congruent, competitive, and consistent” with laws across the United States. So what is congruent, competitive, and consistent in the United States? […]