BevAlc Roundup | TTB’s Bond Termination Under PATH, Q&A From “Shifting Trends in the Beer Industry” Webinar, and a Flood of Pappy Van Winkle

Today, we’ve once again brought you the latest beverage alcohol industry news. This includes the TTB’s bond termination under PATH act provisions, Q&A from “Shifting Trends in the Beer Industry” webinar, and a flood of Pappy Van Winkle. Let me know if I missed anything.




Regressive’ Alcohol Tax Brews in Senate – February 15, 2017 | New Mexicans can expect to pay substantially more for their craft beers, wines, ciders and liquor if state Sen. Cisco McSorley (D, Albuquerque) gets his way. The Las Cruces Bulletin

TTB Bond Termination Under PATH Act Provisions – February 16, 2017 | The Tax and Trade Bureau has provided further guidance on terminating a bond under the provisions of the PATH Act. TTB announces a request for comments about a temporary rule implementing changes to criteria for TTB’s hard cider tax rate. Brewers Association

Oregon Says No to Cannabis-Infused Alcohol | The Oregon Liquor Control Commission clarified the rules on cannabis-infused alcohol, writing, “Adding marijuana or marijuana items to alcoholic beverages adulterates the product. Therefore, unless allowed under the following exception, marijuana-infused alcoholic beverages are prohibited in Oregon.” The Oregonian




Collaboration Brewing Emerges as Hot Trend in Beer | Collaborative beers have become one of the trends of the day in a sector where, mostly young
 and hip, beer drinkers crave something 
new every time they go into a shop or bar. Off License News

Fake Wine Is A Billion Dollar Market And Here Are The Ways To Identify Them | The total value of fake wine according to Maureen Downey, one of the foremost experts on fake wine who was leading the wine authentication classes, is around $3 billion. Forbes

How This Wet, Wild Winter In California Wine Country Could Have Unexpected Benefits | The California floods don’t seem to have caused too much damage to the vineyards themselves—at least, nothing that can’t be fixed. Forbes

Top Questions (and Answers) from “Shifting Trends in the Beer Industry” Webinar | Bart Watson, Chief Economist at the Brewers Association, recently joined our ShipCompliant webinar to discuss trends in the beer industry. We received some great questions, which we have compiled for Bart to answer. ShipCompliant




A Flood of Pappy Van Winkle is Coming | The Kentucky House Committee recently passed a bill allowing individuals to sell unopened vintage bottles of whiskey to stores and restaurants. VinePair

18 Defining Moments in the History of Craft Beer | Every craft beer lover has their special beer that changed their drinking preferences, or some memory of an event that solidified their devotion to small beer. But there are certain things that are undeniably special moments in craft beer. VinePair

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