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according to this Washington Times article, wants to be able to serve Founders Breakfast Stout), proposed a bill that repealed the outright ban replaced it with a standard that would allow beer labels that depict minors…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…

Capitol Brew Duel

The Budweiser commercial, “Brewed The Hard Way,” aired during the 2015 Super Bowl. The commercial implied that craft brewers do not take their job as seriously as the global manufacturers. Budweiser’s implication did not go over so well, and it is reported that the advertisement was pulled after only a couple of days after its original airing.…

Innovation in the Bourbon Industry as Supply of Aged Whiskey Struggles to Meet Booming Demand

Few things are more American than wanting our products available instantaneously.  And when satisfaction cannot be delivered immediately, American companies will innovate and disrupt the market to meet demand.  Such is the case for the American bourbon industry, which has seen a rapid increase in interest over the past decade, as discussed in a recent…