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When May A Brewer Market Its Beer As “Craft Beer”?

When May A Brewer Market Its Beer As “Craft Beer”? The Brewer’s Association defines a “craft brewer” as being “small, independent, and traditional.” “Small” meaning with “annual production of 6 million barrels of beer or less.” “Independent” meaning “less than 25% of the craft brewery is owned or controlled by an alcoholic beverage industry member […]

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Napa County, California: Land Use Regulations And The Debate Over Tourism Versus Agriculture

In an effort to alleviate concerns regarding the rate of Napa Valley’s expansion, officials in the region are considering whether to increase the minimum parcel size required for establishing new wineries. In a hearing held on April 27, 2015, Napa County’s Agricultural Protection Advisory Committee aimed to “address the balance between winery tourism and agriculture,” […]

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Digital Marketing Compliance In The Alcoholic Beverage Industry

For businesses, the advantage of using social media and digital marketing is obvious. In 2012, there were over 901 million monthly active Facebook users and over 465 million Twitter users. These social media sites, along with others such as Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube, are now understood to be a useful tool amongst businesses hoping to influence […]

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In The News: West Coast Brewers Expand To East Coast Locations

Some of our favorite West Coast breweries have made the news recently as they continue pursuing plans to expand their operations across the country. Stone Brewing Company, Green Flash Brewing Company and 21st Amendment Brewery are just some of the California-based breweries that will open East Coast locations in the near future. The advantages of […]