TTB Issues New Rule for Small Brewers

Sep. 30, 2014

The new rule is intended to reduce the regulatory burdens on smaller brewers, reduce their administrative costs, and create administrative efficiencies for the TTB. Today, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) announced that it has issued a final rule, titled “Small Brewers Bond Reduction and Requirement to File Tax Returns, Remit Tax […]

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Another Trademark Dispute

Sep. 15, 2014

Trademark rights are at issue in a dispute between a brewery in Vermont and a brewery in Minnesota On August 29, 2014 , Vermont-based Long Trail Brewing Company filed a lawsuit against Duluth, Minnesota-based Bent Paddle Brewing Company for trademark infringement. The logo at issue is Long Trail’s silhouette of a hiker. Long Trail uses […]

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Beer Review: Pliny the Elder

Sep. 02, 2014

Pliny the Elder is an incredibly well-balanced double IPA and does not disappoint! Well, I’ve had my first taste of Pliny the Elder (thanks, Chad!) and it did not disappoint. It was hoppy without being over-the-top – the hops had heavy citrus and grassy notes. The malt gave it a hint of sweetness, again, without […]

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