Category: Distribution

Craft beer freshness dates craft beer stale beer craft beer rotation Byrne v. Hayes Beer Distributing Company Illinois Court Beer distribution decision regarding rotating fresh craft beer for stale beer and penalizing employee drives for craft beer distributors who done rotate stocks of beer.
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Illinois court renews drivers’ challenge to beer distributor’s program of deducting cost of stale beer left on shelves from drivers’ commissions – distributor’s arguments claim stale beer rotation is a health/safety/welfare issue.

It’s great to see a distributor living up to its distribution agreement obligations – rotating out stale beer for fresh beer (if this isn’t...

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Illinois has held no written notice is required to terminate a beer distribution agreement for a distributor’s failure to timely pay for beer upon demand in accordance with the Illinois Beer Industry Fair Dealing Act.

Every once in awhile we like to post about a throw-back case that’s important to brewer/distributor relationships. This opinion in Central Imports v. Dortmunder...

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Federal Court finds merit in argument against advertising laws meant to promote three-tiered system; allowing distillers, wineries, and breweries to operate tap rooms or sell at retail on their premises wholly abandons the argument that statute prohibits commingling between three-tiered system.

There’s an interesting bit in Richard Branson’s autobiography, “Losing my Virginity” where he discusses how he obtained the purchase money to buy the nightclub...

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Read what the USMCA has in store for U.S. craft beer, wine, and distilled spirits – it’s great for brewers, vintners, and distillers.

The “Alcohol Annex” to the new United States-Canada-Mexico Trade Deal that replaces NAFTA is another 2018 win for craft breweries, wineries, and distilleries following...