Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Pending Legislation Re: Craft Brewers

We've had some questions about a pending bill to change the legal relationship between craft brewers and wholesalers. The current law is MGL c.138, s.25E. The bill  to amend it, H1897, seeks to define "small brewer relationships" and to carve out different requirements for small brewers than for others. Another bill, H1871, also addresses the relationship between brewers and wholesalers, but does not distinguish small brewers from large. You can find an explanation of the bills at Masslive.com.