Weekly Roundup | FDA Labeling Extension, “Smart” Version of TTB’s Most Popular Form, and MillerCoors’ Response to Blue Moon Case

I hope you had a relaxing and fun weekend. To help catch you up on this lovely Monday morning, I’ve put together a weekly roundup of industry news. Know of something I missed? Share it in the comments.


Craft Brewers: Alabama Laws Stifle Growth of Burgeoning Beer Industry | The recent legislative session was full of many solutions for Alabama brewers, but none passed. AL.com

FDA Extends Menu Labeling Compliance Date One Year | A one-year extension in the required implementation date for chain restaurants to post nutrient data was announced. Brewers Association 

AG Committee Considers Toughening Winery Rule Compliance | New rules considered to ensure Napa County’s 450-plus wineries follow production and visitation limits. Napa Valley Register

Illinois Bans Powdered Alcohol, Restricts Caffeine | Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law a ban that takes place January 1, 2016. ABC Chicago


New “Smart” Version of TTB’s Report of Wine Premises Operations | New, easier-to-use version of the TTB’s most frequently downloaded form. TTB

The High Stakes of Craft Beer Marketing | Craft brewers must get creative when sharing their story with consumers. Forbes

Blue Moon Asserts it is Plenty Craft Enough | MillerCoors filed its long-awaited response in the Blue Moon case. Lehrman Beverage Law Blog

Templeton Rye Reaches Lawsuit Settlement, Will Pay Refunds | Terms were determined in the class-action lawsuit concerning Templeton Rye’s “deceptive” marketing tactics. Chicago Tribune


And the “HOTTEST” Summer Label Is… | Check out the winner of the Beverage Alcohol Community’s LabelVision contest. ShipCompliant

Powdered Alcohol: Will It Encourage a Shake-Up of Regulations? | Powdered alcohol was approved by the TTB in March of this year, but it is still unclear what this will mean for regulations. Beverage Daily

Tapped In: Craft and Local are Powerful Trends in the Beer Aisle | Certain sub-groups in the beer industry are growing in popularity. Nielsen


In Defense of the Soccer Mom’s Favorite Wine | Read a review of the popular, inexpensive New Zealand wine. The Wall Street Journal

The Price of a Beer at Every Major League Baseball Stadium | Here’s an infographic to help you budget your MLB trips this summer. VinePair


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