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  • Ohio Minimum Wage Increases In 2019

    COLUMBUS — Ohio’s minimum wage increased on Jan. 1 to $8.55 per hour for nontipped employees and $4.30 per hour for tipped employees.Read More
  • Ohio Lawmakers Record PSAs

    WASHINGTON (PRNewswire) — Several members of Congress from Ohio have teamed up with the Beer Institute in its annual public service announcement campaign urging Americans across the country to drink...Read More
  • Molson Breaks Ground On Brewery

    LONGUEUIL, Quebec — Molson Coors recently held a groundbreaking ceremony to kick off the construction for what will be the company’s most modern brewing facility and distribution center to date.Read More
  • Distilling Pioneer Dave Pickerell Dies At 62

    WASHINGTON, — Spirits icon and pioneering distiller Dave Pickerell died Nov. 1 in San Francisco. He was 62. Pickerell spent 14 years as master distiller for Maker’s Mark before venturing...Read More
  • Climate Change Leads To Costlier Beer

    WASHINGTON — Increasing extreme heat waves and drought resulting from climate change will hurt future production of barley, leading to more expensive beer.Read More

Legally Speaking

  • Preparation Underway For Feb. 1 Permit Renewals

    For all liquor retail permit holders in the northeastern part of Ohio, midnight on Feb. 1 means it is time your 2018-2019 permit expires; this also includes all manufacturers and...
  • Supreme Court Set To Hear Liquor Law Case

    On Nov. 20, briefs were filed in the Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailers Association v. Byrd case with the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Repeal Pave Way For Modern Al-Bev Market

    Wednesday, Dec. 5, marks the 85th anniversary of the ratification of the 21st Amendment to the United States Constitution, which repealed Prohibition and established today’s effective system of state-based alcohol...
  • Rules, Regulations Don’t Take A Holiday Break

    For the 2018 holiday season, please appropriately plan your seasonal promotions as all state laws and regulations will remain in full force and effective throughout the season. Below are a...
  • 21st Amendment Grants Liquor Control To States

    In light of the U.S. Supreme Court accepting the case from Tennessee regarding durational residency requirement for retailers, a brief review of the purpose of the language in Section 2...
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