Cerveza Fria? Zimne Piwo? Grocery Stores challenge Indiana’s restrictions on selling cold beer.

Indiana has a law limiting the sale of cold beer.  Under Indiana Code 7.1-5-10-11, certain permitees allowed to sell beer cannot sell cold beer: Sec. 11. Sale of Cold Beer Prohibited. It is unlawful for the holder of a beer dealer’s permit to offer or display for sale, or sell, barter, exchange or give away […]

Magic Hat v. West Sixth – A Lesson in Using Social Media to Supplant the Law?

The team over at Beerpulse is doing a great job covering the dispute that’s turned into a public-press-release-tennis-match between Magic Hat Brewing and Lexington, Kentucky’s West Sixth Brewing. For those of you looking for a full copy of the complaint that Magic Hat filed, along with all the exhibits, here it is. Given the standards […]

TTB Circular 2013-1 applies winery, distilled spirit, and malt beverage advertising rules to every form of social media

The U.S. Tax and Trade Bureau released TTB Circular 2013-1, on May 13, 2013.  The circular is a welcome clarification that the TTB considers social media to be advertising and that the advertising is governed by already existing FAA Act rules and implementing regulations in the CFR. Addressed to the “Proprietors of Bonded Wineries, Bonded […]