BevAlc Roundup | Indiana’s Cold Beer Battle, ShipCompliant License Renewals, and Rose Forties

Happy Monday! The latest beverage alcohol industry news includes Indiana’s cold beer battle, ShipCompliant License Renewals, and rose forties. Cheers!

LegislativeUpdate

Cold Beer Battle Brewing After Indiana GOP Leaders Offer Final Bills | A battle is brewing at the Indiana Statehouse as lawmakers worked Wednesday to keep legislation alive that addresses a legal loophole used by Ricker’s convenience stores to sell cold beer. Chicago Tribune

House Panel Passes Bill to Allow Stronger Beer in Grocery Stores | Lawmakers advanced a bill that would allow stores to sell a stronger beer to customers starting in 2019. The Wichita Eagle

New Bill Would Allow Grocery & Convenience Stores To Sell Hard Liquor | Instead of just wine for sale at Pennsylvania local grocery stores, convenience stores, or restaurant bars, how about vodka, gin, or bourbon? CBS Pittsburgh

It’s Time to Update Iowa’s Alcohol Laws | For many years, Iowa’s alcohol laws have, essentially, been static. Des Moines Register

ABC Board Gives Preliminary OK to Raising Liquor Prices | [Alabama’s] Alcohol Beverage Control Board Wednesday gave preliminary approval to a proposal to increase the mark-up on liquor and fortified wine 5 percent, in the hopes of generating more money for the state’s courts and district attorneys. Montgomery Advertiser

TTB Newsletter | Top news includes a notice that people with certain older internet browsers or computer operating systems will soon not be able to access our website or online systems and notification of a recent enforcement action. TTB

IndustryUp

The Launch of Vivino Market Could Herald a New Era in Wine Buying | Big data has come to wine, and consumers, it seems, are set to benefit. After a month in beta, the Vivino Market formally launched last week, offering wine-lovers the same sort of customized recommendations that “brands like Netflix and Amazon are also using.” Forbes

Constellation Brands: A Beer Empire in the Heart of Wine Country | A worldwide force in beer has its roots in a region better known for its wineries. Constellation Brands holds an enviable position in the premium wine, spirits and beer markets in this country. But it’s the growth of beer that’s really driving the company forward, according to Paul Hetterich, president of Constellation’s Chicago-based beer division. Democrat & Chronicle

Wholesale Price of Wine, Liquor Rising in Oklahoma | Prices of wine and spirits are skyrocketing and will continue to do so because of the passage of State Question 792 in November 2016. KSWO

Senators Hoist Bills On Beer Glasses, Distilleries | Legislation that would allow distributors to give away free branded beer glasses and a measure that would lift a bottle limit on gin, vodka and other distilled liquors sold at Florida craft distilleries cleared a Senate committee on Monday. CBS Miami

ShipCompliant License Renewals | We’re excited to announce our newest addition to ShipCompliant, driven by client feedback: License Renewals! Watch the product demo on-demand. ShipCompliant

JustFun

Brewery Exec to Explore ‘Craft Renaissance’ on Cross-Country Road Trip | The VP of New Holland is taking a month-long sabbatical for an epic road trip inspired by the likes of famous journalist and author Hunter S. Thompson. mlive

The Taste of Wine Isn’t All in Your Head, but Your Brain Sure Helps | What do listening to music, hitting a baseball and solving a complex math problem have in common? They all activate less gray matter than drinking wine. NPR

Summer Is About To Be Way More Fun With Rosé Forties | Introducing “organically farmed, spectacular tasting, large format wines” according to Forty Ounce Wines. Refinery 29

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