Category: Labeling

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Why craft brewer’s 1st Amendment lawsuit over the lack of COLAs during the shutdown is necessary and you should thank them; and how it might have been avoided.

In this article by the Washington Times on the matter (and in the complaint and motion) the owner confirmed that this is about their...

Sans Culottes - Alcohol beverage labels that were subject of First Amendment Challenge
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Are portions of the Federal Regulations and the Federal Alcohol Administration Act governing alcohol labeling and advertising FUCT?

The Supreme Court just granted cert in the Patent and Trademark Office’s appeal of In re Brunetti, 877 F.3d 1330 (Fed. Circ. 2017). It’s...

Illinois liquor control commission adopts new of value regulations for the alcohol industry
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Are you ready for Illinois’s new of value regulations for manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of beer, wine, and spirits?

The Illinois Liquor Control Commission has adopted new regulations governing and addressing of value standards for the beer, wine, and spirits industry. The new...

new regulations for advertising and labeling malt beverages (craft beer), wine, and distilled spirits
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Are you ready for new alcoholic beverage labeling and advertising regs that make room for wine in a box and the need to comply with FDA regulations? (New TTB advertising and labeling rules Part 3)

The next few installments of our ongoing series reviewing the new proposed rules in the TTB’s Notice 176 – the Modernization of the Labeling...

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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What proposals are made in the TTB’s new rulemaking on labeling and advertising of wine, distilled spirits and malt beverages? (New TTB advertising and labeling rules Part 2)

As promised, we’re going to be diligently making our way through the TTB’s “Notice No. 176” – the “Modernization of the Labeling and Advertising...

new regulations for advertising and labeling malt beverages (craft beer), wine, and distilled spirits
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Seriously exciting! TTB announces new rulemaking proposal to update, simplify, and clarify the labeling and advertising regulations for wine, distilled spirits, and malt beverages

You can read what’s officially dubbed Notice No. 176 here (it’s 132 single-spaced pages at 9-point font, so it’s going to take a while)....