Category: Chicago

Illinois brewer Illinois beer distributor Illinois beer industry fair dealing act

What does the Illinois Beer Industry Fair Dealing Act say about a distributor assigning my distribution agreement (“selling my brand rights”) to another wholesaler and what recourse does a craft brewer have in that situation?

We’ve written quite a bit over the years about Illinois’ beer franchise statute –...

TTB Allows Returns of alcoholic beverages for COVID-19

UPDATE: Illinois allows beer returns during COVID-19 Epidemic following TTB authorization of returns of alcoholic beverages purchased for events and gatherings cancelled due to COVID-19.

UPDATE: A portion of the issues originally described in this post have been addressed...

SBA emergency loans coronavirus covid-19 breweries wineries distilleries

Here’s some information to help your brewery/winery/distillery/bar/restaurant/distributorship be ready for obtaining emergency loans from the SBA and updated information on which states have approved them so far (link to SBA website in post)

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Chicago liquor license attorney chicago liquor license coronavirus

Here is Chicago’s FAQ on food and liquor licensees’ ability to deliver and sell to-go during the state imposed ban of on-premise consumption.

In addition to the state guidance and ban that Illinois liquor licensees can to...