New TTB Ruling: Brewers Don’t Need Certificate of Label Approval for Beer Sold or Shipped in the State Where It Was Bottled

Some fun news during CBC.  The first Malt Beverages Ruling of 2013, TTB Ruling 2013-1, is an interesting one.  The actual holding is excerpted verbatim for you below.  Beer made and sold in the same state doesn’t require certificate of label approval.  The other required labeling information for beer removed from the premises, (25 CFR […]

Is TTB Ruling 2012-4 a Passive Statement About The Merit of “Freshness Dates”?

The entirety of TTB ruling 2012-4 addresses what the TTB describes as the “realities of modern marketing practices” – allowing retailers to return beer to wholesalers based on “freshness concerns” without violating prohibitions against consignment sales between wholesalers and retailers. In allowing the practice in light of these “modern marketing practices” (see the TTB […]