The Michigan Senate has once again named July as Michigan Beer Month this week with the adoption of Senate Resolution 66, sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Winnie Brinks, Senator Stephanie Chang, Senator Jeremy Moss, Senator Sylvia A. Santana and Senator Michael Webber. This is the 16th year for this month-long celebration designation.
Read more about July MBM events here
WTOP – https://wtop.com/dc/2021/05/shot-and-a-beer-dc-offering-walk-up-vaccines-beverages-at-kennedy-center/
D.C. is offering a walk-up vaccine clinic with a free beer afterward.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced the event on Tuesday. Itâ€™ll be held at The Reach at the Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW, from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 6.
Participants have to be 21 or older, and the clinic is administering the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Each person who gets the shot will get a free beer from Solace Brewing Company.
The clinic is part of D.C.â€™s Vaxed for Mom initiative.
ABC News – https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/new-jersey-shot-beer-program-offers-free-beer-those-who-n1266170
A vaccination card will be the ticket for a free brewski in the Garden State this month. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced a “Shot and a Beerâ€
Passage of Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act before year-end expiration vital to small business health
On September 9th, leaders in the beverage alcohol sector are urging industry advocates across the U.S. to participate in a national Day of Action by asking their members of Congress to pass the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act, S.362/H.R. 1175 (CBMTRA).
Unless Congress acts, on December 31, 2020, the current Federal Excise Tax (FET) rates for small and independent breweries in Oregon and across the nation will expire. If not made permanent, the FET will increase by as much as 100%.
Via The Oregon Brewers Guild
At Midnight, Halloween night, any beer that remains on liquor store shelves â€” and is 5% alcohol by volume or less â€” will be poured down the drain. Unless consumers get there first to buy a six-pack or three â€” probably at a bargain price.
The Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control says it has no choice but to â€œdestroyâ€ the unsold brews after Nov. 1, when a new law takes effect changing where beer with an alcohol level up to 5% ABV is sold.
Via Salt Lake Tribune
Always willing to stir the pot, Scottish Brewery Brewdog just launched a beer to protest the UKâ€™s political climate, but consumersâ€™ reactions havenâ€™t been as positive as they were for the brandâ€™s past subversive serves.
Via The Drinks Business
Worcester Business Journal writer Zach Comeau reports on how the government shutdown is starting to impact some of the state’s medium sized breweries, especially those who distribute to other nearby states. Among them, Framingham’s Jack’s Abby/Springdale, Worcester’s Wormtown Brewery and Greater Good Imperial Brewing. All are hoping the shutdown comes to an end quickly as to avoid major setbacks for their businesses.
Craft breweries across the country cannot sell their new IPAs or lagers in cans or bottles because an obscure agency within the Treasury Department, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, is shuttered. Thatâ€™s the entity that has to sign off on product labeling, making sure it includes the necessary details about alcohol content and health warnings and no unsubstantiated claims.