Picture Perfect? NH Bill Allows for Sale of Beer With Minors on Label

New Hampshire law previously barred alcohol advertisements that depict minors.  However, Representative Keith Murphy, a Manchester bar owner/legislator (who, according to this Washington Times article, wants to be able to serve Founders Breakfast Stout), proposed a bill that repealed the outright ban replaced it with a standard that would allow beer labels that depict minors…

Give It Away, Give It Away, Give It Away, Now? Craft Brewers May Soon Be Able to Donate Product to Charity

Under Massachusetts law, brewers cannot donate their beer to charitable organizations for use at fundraisers (whether to serve or to offer as an auction item).  But that may be about to change.  Representative Alice Hanlon Peisch has introduced two bills that would amend Massachusetts law to put beer (and other spirits) on the same footing…

E-I-E-I-Dough?

A recent article in Fortune Magazine “Tapped In: Craft beer — A farmer’s salvation?” raises some interesting points about the continually-expanding craft beer movement.  With more and more brewers needing more and more ingredients to craft more and more beer, sourcing of those ingredients is becoming a hot industry topic and creating an opportunity for farmers. …