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Tag Archives: Jerry Brown

• YAY! Craft Beer on Tap for California Farmers Markets

YAY! Craft Beer on Tap for California Farmers Markets

Tom McCormick, executive director of the California Craft Brewers Association (CCBA), issued the following statement today in response to Governor Jerry Brown signing Assembly Bill 774, authored by Assembly Member Marc Levine (D-San Rafael) and sponsored by the CCBA. “AB 774 is an exciting development for the craft beer industry in California. This bill allows […]

• California Bill Allows Breweries to Sell Beer at Farmers’ Markets

California Bill Allows Breweries to Sell Beer at Farmers’ Markets

AB 2004- Sponsored by CCBA Enables Beer Manufacturers to Sell Packaged Beer at Local Farmers’ Markets SACRAMENTO – Gov. Jerry Brown has signed AB 2004 authored by Assemblymember Wesley Chesbro (D-Arcata) that allows the sale of packaged beer at certified farmers’ markets and allows beer manufacturers the ability to sell beer and wine on their […]

• Distillers paid tastings of spirits legalized by Gov. Brown

Distillers paid tastings of spirits legalized by Gov. Brown

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation allowing local distillers of bourbon, whiskey and fruit-based liqueurs in California to offer paid tastings to the public to market their products. Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) introduced the measure in response to the growing artisan spirits industry in California. Currently, distilleries can provide complementary samples but, unlike breweries and […]

• California bars rejoice as infused alcohol ban lifted

California bars rejoice as infused alcohol ban lifted

In this city famous for food and drink experimentation, so-called “craft” bartenders have fought for three years to overturn a Prohibition-era state law that banned bars from infusing flavors into alcohol. Bartenders, worry no longer. On Wednesday, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law repealing the ban on imbuing alcohol in bars and restaurants with fresh […]

• Infused liquors might finally be legal in California bars

Infused liquors might finally be legal in California bars

The California State legislature is debating a new measure which would allow bars to legally infuse alcohol with fruit and herbs. Just about good cocktail bar in the city adulterates liquors somehow, be it through infusion or other types of rectification. The latter is defined by the California Alcoholic Beverage Control as “any process or […]

• California bans caffeinated beer

California bans caffeinated beer

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law the Alcohol Beverage Control Act which bans the importation, sale, distribution and production of caffeinated beer in California beginning in 2012. Senate Bill 39 prohibits the sale of beer which has had caffeine added to it as a separate ingredient. The bill will require all brands of […]

• California: Beer-Tasting Bill Signed By Gov. Brown

California: Beer-Tasting Bill Signed By Gov. Brown

A San Diego lawmaker’s bill, which will make it easier to install beer-tasting rooms in breweries, was signed into law Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown.AB 1014, authored by Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher, R-San Diego, exempts brewers from California Retail Food Code requirements, putting them on the same footing as the operators of wine-tasting rooms.

• Will Jerry Brown Allow Californians to Taste Beer?

Will Jerry Brown Allow Californians to Taste Beer?

File this under: Good news that it’s happening. Bad news that it’s stuff like this wot counts as a victory for freedom in 2011. California’s state senate has voted unanimously to reclassify breweries under the same regulatory apparatus that now applies to wineries with tasting rooms. This would allow brewers to open foodless tasting rooms […]

• A Quarter a Drink Could Ease California Budget Deficit

A Quarter a Drink Could Ease California Budget Deficit

Marin Institute, the alcohol industry watchdog, issued a call to action today for California Governor Jerry Brown and state legislative leaders to raise excise taxes on wine, beer, and distilled spirits by 25 cents a drink to help reduce the state’s $28 billion budget shortfall. “A simple 25 cents per drink increase would generate $3.5 […]

• Barney's Beanery measures Whitman vs. Brown race in pre-election 'Rock the Beer Vote' event

Barney's Beanery measures Whitman vs. Brown race in pre-election 'Rock the Beer Vote' event

Barney’s Beanery, nearing its 90th anniversary of roadhouse business, will be hosting its third “Rock the Beer Vote” with patrons getting a head start and casting their votes beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 26. Just as was done during the Obama-McCain competition, where thousands cast their publicly tallied votes on video screens prior to the election, […]