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Flavored Malt Beverages: Origins and Applicable Federal Regulations

By: Brad Berkman and Louis Terminello, Greenspoon Marder There is a strange concoction that lurks within the bowels of the brewer’s tank. It is formed with malt, but is not beer, it is something other whose mere mention may frighten beer aficionados to the essence of their being. This mysterious ...
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How Bars & Restaurants Can Protect Themselves Amid Heightened Violence

By: David DeLorenzo Rising violence is an unfortunate reality around the world. It’s happening close to home, too. Bar and restaurant owners are experiencing incidences involving weapons or shootings in and around their establishments on a more regular basis. This is a sad situation and a dangerous one. Bar and ...
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Technical Break Down for Single Malt Whiskey Production

By: Kris Bohm of Distillery Now Consulting Single Malt whiskey is a lively distilled spirit that is produced in countries all around the world. There are many ways to make single malt, and in this two-part article we discuss, in depth, just one of those ways. Distillers have very creative ...
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Top Sustainability Practices for Breweries and Distilleries

By: Alyssa L. Ochs Protecting the environment and conserving resources have been topics of increasing interest and importance in the craft beverage industry lately. Although these considerations may take a little extra time and effort for business owners and staff, implementing eco-friendly practices has many long-term benefits, such as attracting ...
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Is Your Tweet an Advertisement?

By: Brian D. Kaider, Esq. Members of the alcoholic beverage industry should be aware that TTB regulations require certain mandatory information and prohibit some practices and statements in all advertising of alcoholic products and brands. But, what constitutes advertising may be broader than some members realize. Specifically, how the rules ...
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Company Distilling: Gather, Eat and Drink

By: Gerald Dlubala Strolling into Townsend, Tennessee, on the peaceful side of the Smokies, you can’t help but notice the relaxed atmosphere. Located at the base of the Smoky Mountains, Townsend is an outdoor activity hotbed featuring some of the best hiking, mountain biking and camping you'll find. Along the ...
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2023 – Quarter Three Lender Update on the Craft Brewing Market

By: Adam Stump - Managing Director at Hilco Valuation Services Since our previous Craft Brewing article published back in mid 2020, fear of mass closures in the craft brewing industry has subsided, and the industry as a whole seems to have largely recovered. As of 2023 – Quarter Three, we ...
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Real World & Digital Marketing Beverage Trends-2024

By: Hanifa Sekandi The beverage race requires a lot of grit and stamina. It is about the long game and certainly not short wins. Although, every brand aspires to be the viral brand of the moment. What the alcoholic beverage industry learned in 2023 is that not all trends are ...
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Make 2023 Holiday Beverage Sales a December to Remember

By: Neeraj (Raj) Tulshan - Founder of Loan Mantra It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The Holiday season is in full swing so it’s time for one and all to get out of the house. Celebrating the holidays looks different for many people whether that be shopping for ...
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Raising a Glass to the 90th Anniversary of the Repeal of Prohibition   

By: Becky Garrison December 5, 1933, marks the date the repeal of the 18th Amendment went into effect, thus ending the United States’ failed efforts to outlaw liquor. The 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which went into effect on January 17, 1920, prohibited the manufacture, sale and transportation ...