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Feb 20, 2020

Alcoholic Cider and Fermented Fruit Beverages – The Conflict Between Federal and Pennsylvania Law

Act 45 of 2019 amended the definition of “Alcoholic Cider” to limit the definition of products that were produced from apples, apple juice concentrate and water, pears, or pear juice concentrate and water. This new definition aligns well with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau’s (“TTB”) regulations for what products can be called “Hard Cider.” » Read More

Nov 08, 2017

How Can a Brewery Produce Hard Cider? – Part 2: COLAs, Standards of Fill and Pa.L.C.B. Brand Registration

Hard cider (or alcoholic cider as it is commonly called) has been around for centuries, especially in Pennsylvania.  Being home to many apple orchards, Pennsylvania is starting to see numerous cideries (like a brewery, but for hard cider) popping up anywhere from apple orchards and farms to urban centers.  » Read More

Nov 02, 2017

How Can a Brewery Produce Hard Cider? – Part 1: TTB Permitting

Hard cider (or alcoholic cider as it is commonly called) has been around for centuries, especially in Pennsylvania.  Being home to many apple orchards, Pennsylvania is starting to see numerous cideries (like breweries, but for hard cider) popping up anywhere from apple orchards and farms to urban centers.  » Read More

Jun 22, 2017

New Jersey Amends the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act to Address the Manufacture and Sale of Hard Cider and Mead – Part 2: Wineries and MABPA.

In addition to creating the Cidery and meadery license (see Part 1 for a discussion of the privileges of that license), the recent amendments to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act (“Act”) amended the definition of “wine” in those sections that had previously created the State’s various winery licenses – Plenary winery license, Farm winery license, Wine blending license, Instructional wine-making facility license, and Out-of-state winery license. » Read More