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Alcoholic Beverages Law

  • 2017 Changes to Washington Liquor Laws Affecting Producers and Distributors
    by Susan Johnson on August 3, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    This post was guest authored by Stoel Rives summer associate Alex Pearson. With the Washington State Legislature’s third special session at a close, now is a good time for alcoholic beverage producers and distributors to take a moment to look at five bills that passed the Legislature and were signed into law by Governor Inslee this … Continue Reading The post 2017 Changes to Washington Liquor Laws Affecting Producers and Distributors appeared first on Alcoholic Beverages Law. […]

  • 2017 Changes to Oregon Liquor Laws
    by Susan Johnson on July 20, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    This post was guest authored by Stoel Rives summer associate Antonija Krizanac. Since the 2017 Oregon Legislative Session convened on February 1, 2017, the Legislature has introduced a variety of bills that impact the Oregon alcohol and beverage industry. Out of the countless proposed bills, five have already been signed by the Governor and will go … Continue Reading The post 2017 Changes to Oregon Liquor Laws appeared first on Alcoholic Beverages Law. […]

  • 2017 Changes to Washington Liquor Laws Affecting Retailers
    by Susan Johnson on July 19, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    This post was guest authored by Stoel Rives summer associate Emma Vignali. On July 23, 2017, numerous Bills will go into effect that will meaningfully impact alcohol and beverage retailers across Washington. Governor Jay Inslee will sign four bills that will create opportunities for alcohol retailers and simplify the licensing process for current and future licensees. … Continue Reading The post 2017 Changes to Washington Liquor Laws Affecting Retailers appeared first on Alcoholic Beverages Law. […]

  • 2017 Changes to Utah Liquor Laws
    by Catherine Parrish Lake on March 30, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    Significant changes are on the way for Liquor Laws in Utah.  H.B. 442 passed the legislature on March 8, 2017 and Governor Herbert signed it into law March 29, 2017.  The new law makes numerous changes to how restaurants, dining clubs and off-premise beer retailers will operate.  These changes will create opportunities for some, and present … Continue Reading The post 2017 Changes to Utah Liquor Laws appeared first on Alcoholic Beverages Law. […]

  • EPA Hits Brewery Hard: Is Your Brewery In Compliance With CWA Standards?
    by Elaine Albrich on June 27, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    This post was guest authored by Stoel Rives summer associate Olivier Jamin. Last week the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that D.G. Yuengling and Son, Inc., a Pennsylvania brewery, settled Clean Water Act (CWA) violations involving wastewater discharge into public treatment facilities for $2.8 million and a commitment to spend … Continue Reading The post EPA Hits Brewery Hard: Is Your Brewery In Compliance With CWA Standards? appeared first on Alcoholic Beverages Law. […]

  • Issues that private equity firms should consider before acquiring alcohol beverage producers
    by Chris Hermann on December 16, 2015 at 11:35 pm

    By Chris Hermann and Bernie Kipp: Type of Transaction – Asset Purchase versus Stock Purchase. Very important if the acquiring entity wants an immediate continuing operations privilege. Specifically If a PE firm  purchases the assets of the target company  (including the operating name, equipment, IP, inventory and the current brewery  building) and intends to do … Continue Reading The post Issues that private equity firms should consider before acquiring alcohol beverage producers appeared first on Alcoholic Beverages Law. […]

  • 2nd annual Pacific Northwest Cider Awards: A celebration of creativity and diversity.
    by Elaine Albrich on June 18, 2015 at 11:13 pm

    The Pacific Northwest Cider Awards (PNWCA) held its second annual cider competition on June 5 and 6 in Seattle. On Friday, June 5, a panel of twenty judges made up primarily of media and cider enthusiasts headed to Seattle Capitol Cider to taste about 145 products in multiple cider categories. Over 35 cideries from the … Continue Reading The post 2nd annual Pacific Northwest Cider Awards: A celebration of creativity and diversity. appeared first on Alcoholic Beverages Law. […]

  • Raising water conservation awareness by drinking beer
    by Elaine Albrich on June 2, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    Clean Water Services (CWS), a water resources management utility in the Tualatin River Watershed, has been creatively exploring a new opportunity for the brewery industry. CWS is taking beneficial reuse of water to a new level by proposing the reuse of recycled water in the brewing process, a proposal first approved by the Oregon Health … Continue Reading The post Raising water conservation awareness by drinking beer appeared first on Alcoholic Beverages Law. […]

  • Five Important Trademark Lessons the Beverages Trade Learned in 2014
    by Andrea Jasinek on January 27, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    The folks at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (“PTO”) received nearly half a million trademark applications last year. These applications included thousands of new filings by breweries, vineyards, wineries, and distilleries. Here are five important lessons we learned from last year’s decisions by various trademark tribunals about protecting and registering your mark in the beer, … Continue Reading The post Five Important Trademark Lessons the Beverages Trade Learned in 2014 appeared first on Alcoholic Beverages Law. […]

  • Attending the Craft Beverage Expo: A Few Reasons Why You Should!
    by Susan Johnson on April 25, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    The Craft Beverage Expo is right around the corner, and there is still time to register! This inaugural event takes place in San Jose, CA on May 6 – 8, 2014, and the Stoel Rives Beverage & Hospitality Group has you covered! We are pleased to offer our blog subscribers a $100 discount off of … Continue Reading The post Attending the Craft Beverage Expo: A Few Reasons Why You Should! appeared first on Alcoholic Beverages Law. […]