Category: Winemaking

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New Illinois legislation allows bars and restaurants to sell cocktails to go, but for some reason, the act of drafting liquor legislation continues to be a hack-job. Do only glass containers work? What’s the work-around for brewpubs, tap rooms and distilling pubs?

The State of Illinois passed a bill expanding alcoholic beverage consumption options in its...

breweries wineries and distilleries are having their bonding requirement eliminated in Illinois if they're under $50,000 per year in tax

TTB provides insight for tax relief and destruction of unmerchantable beer; also changes some trade practice policies for craft distillers, craft brewers, wholesalers, bars and wineries during COVID-19.

Through a series of FAQs regarding the processes for the destruction of beer and...

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...

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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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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...

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Here’s the Illinois Liquor Control Commission’s recent guidance regarding limited operations for delivery and to-go sales during enforcement the Executive Order terminating on-premise consumption at bars and restaurants through March 30.

Drinking a beer, wine, or spirit in a bar or restaurant is currently on...

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Important information for Illinois bars and restaurants – Illinois Liquor Control Commission (@ILLiquorControl) issues guidance for return of alcohol purchased for cancelled St. Patrick’s Day parades. But act quickly!

Illinois liquor lawyers should pass this around to their bar and restaurant clients. The...