Category: Opinions

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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A blow to three-tiers. 7th Circuit sides with expansion of Granholm – allowing lawsuit challenging Illinois’s ban on direct shipping of liquor, beer, and spirits from out-of-state retailers.

“The Amendment gives states the power to structure their liquor distribution systems; it does not give states that adopt one structure over another outsized...

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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...