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TTB Formula Approval – Recent Changes, Part 2

A few weeks ago, we posted a blog focusing on recent changes to TTB’s formula approval process. These changes were designed to streamline the formula approval process for brewers. While Part 1 of the blog outlined changes relating to ingredients used in production, Part 2 will focus on TTB’s changes

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TTB Formula Approval – Recent changes

Ingredients and Processes Used in the Production of Beer Not Subject to Formula Requirements – TTB Ruling Number 2014-4 Interpreted This is the first of a series of blogs interpreting the TTB’s efforts to streamline the formula process for breweries.  This blog will focus on TTB’s adjustments to the formula

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COLA’s – The calendar and the courtroom

One of the issues we’re seeing more people have frustrations with is the time and detail involved with Certificates of Label Approval (COLAs).  With these COLA’s the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) is finding itself caught in a very sticky situation. On one hand their funding is

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A Reflection of Economic Stimulus of Northeastern Wineries

As attendees head to the Eastern Winery Exposition in Lancaster, Pennsylvania next week, we want to say thank you to all the winery owners in states represented by industry organizations supporting the show! As the show’s website indicates, this is an Eastern-focused wine industry trade show and conference. This new

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Brand Protection through Trademarking for your Brand

Many producers spend a lot of time creating a marketable image for their products through innovative images, label designs and catch phrases.  As a producer you hope to stand out based on the sensation of taste.  However, to get the consumer to the point of enjoying what you have created,

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Out of State Alcohol Sales

So you think you want to sell your beer, wine or distilled spirit to consumers in another State?  Here are some important things to know.   Expanding the geographical reach of your alcohol production makes perfect sense from a business perspective.  As you might have guessed, nothing in the alcohol

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Alcohol Importation and Distribution Agreements

A producer wishing to import into the United States must locate an importer that is properly licensed by the United States government and the individual states where the producer would like to distribute.  Critical to this relationship is the contract between the producer and importer.  As a matter of fact,

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