Boston Consulting Group Study Highlights Importance of Open and Independent Beer Distribution System

The Boston Consulting Group has produced a white paper noting how the open and independent beer distribution is good for all brewers. In their paper entitled, “For Small and Large Brewers, the U.S. Market Is Open” authors Neil Houghton, Jr. and Marin Gjaja highlighted the tremendous access to market the beer distribution system has provided to brewers of all sizes….Read More

South Carolina Court Upholds Three Store License Limitation

South Carolina Judge Early Doyet of the Second Judicial Circuit ruled for the state of South Carolina on a complaint by Retail Services & Systems, Inc. dba Total Wine & More challenging under state and federal Due Process and Equal Protection grounds the South Carolina law that limits ownership of retail licenses to three. In his order,…Read More

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…Read More

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…Read More

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…Read More