While Consumers “Drink Local,” Brewers must “Think Local” About the Environment: Yuengling to Pay Almost $10 Million to Address Environmental Violations

Pursuant to a Consent Decree filed with the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania federal court on June 23rd, D.G. Yuengling and Son, Inc. (“Yuengling”) has reached agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) over alleged Clean Water Act violations. It is alleged that Yuengling violated requirements of the Clean Water Act during the seven-year span from 2008 to…

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Nashoba Valley Winery Fights For Its Existence After ABCC Reinterprets Farmer-Series License Statutes

Nashoba Valley Winery, a hilltop orchard and vineyard located in bucolic Bolton, Massachusetts, operates a winery, distillery, and brewery as well as a farm-to-table restaurant serving up its wine and beer alongside locally-grown food. Running the business has required four separate licenses from the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC): a pouring license for the…

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California District Court Disposes of Challenge to MillerCoors’ Marketing of Blue Moon

During an apparent respite from the controversy surrounding the Trump University Case, California District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel recently found time to dispose of another high profile case in which a craft beer enthusiast accused MillerCoors of deceptively marketing its popular Blue Moon Belgian-style beer. Parent v. MillerCoors has been lingering since October of 2015,…

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