Lawsuit Filed in Florida Over Growlers

A federal lawsuit was filed over the much publicized 64 ounce growler issue. The lawsuit was filed by a retailer, not a small brewer. They are represented by the Pacific Legal Foundation. The lawsuit can found on their website. The lawsuit claims a violation of the equal protection and due process provisions of the 14th […]

ABInBev Files Lawsuit in Kentucky Seeking Beer Distributor License

ABInBev has filed a lawsuit in state court in Kentucky seeking an order compelling the Kentucky Alcohol Beverage Commission to approve ABI’s request for a distributor license in Owensboro, Kentucky.  In its lawsuit ABI seeks a mandate that the KY ABC grant ABI’s application for a beer distributor license; a declaration that Kentucky law requires the Administrator […]

New Report Highlights Safeguards in United States to Prevent Counterfeit, Black Market, Substitute, and Non-taxed Alcohol from Harming the Public

Robert Tobiassen has authored a great report examining the lack of a counterfeit marketplace in the United States, especially when compared to other nations across the globe. Mr. Tobiassen served with the federal government’s Alcohol Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) for 32 years most recently as Chief Counsel until his retirement in 2013.   He performed his […]

7th Annual Alcohol Law and Policy Conference for Center for Alcohol Policy is September 3-5, 2014 in Chicago

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, who is also Chairman of the National Association of the Attorneys General, will deliver the keynote address at the 7th Annual Alcohol Law and Policy Conference.   This event will be held at the Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile. The list of speakers and the agenda  are now available.   Topics include sessions […]

Cold Beer Fight Goes to 7th Circuit

The losing plaintiffs in the Indiana “cold beer” fight have filed an appeal seeking 7th Circuit review.  Recall the district court upheld the way Indiana sells cold beer where liquor stores with restrictions on access and employees can sell cold beer but other retailers such as convenience and grocery stores cannot.  I am on the […]