Free Beer? Think Again: Liability Considerations for Brewers with “Free Beer” Policies for Employees

One of our blog posts last month — Last Call: Labatt Phases Out Retiree Perk of “Free Beer For Life” — discussed the fallout from Labatt’s recently announced decision to phase out its longtime practice of providing “free beer for life” for the brewer’s retirees. That post highlighted the obvious upside for craft brewers who offer…

At the Bar with Bowditch Wins “Social Media/Interactive” Trophy at 2015 LMA Your Honor Awards!

On the evening of March 23, 2016, At the Bar with Bowditch earned a 2nd place trophy in the category of “Social Media/Interactive” at the Legal Marketing Association, New England Chapter’s Your Honor Awards for 2015! The five judges, who are marketing professionals in non-legal industries, were particularly impressed by Bowditch & Dewey attorneys’ deep…

Craft Brewing Business Publishes “Can we Define a ‘Craft Brewery’ by Tax Codes?” by Tim Powell

Craft Brewing Business published an article by Tim Powell on February 24 discussing the legal and tax differences between “macro” and “craft” breweries in the United States. The Brewers Association sets forth a specific production volume, under which a brewery may label itself “craft,” but there is currently no law prohibiting even the largest breweries…