Our restaurant clients – those who do not have a liquor license – frequently ask us about the BYOB rules in New Jersey. What types of alcoholic beverages can customers consume on the premises? (Wine and beer only.) Can I charge a “corkage” or “service” fee to those bringing their own beer or wine to my restaurant? » Read More
In Pennsylvania, consumers have enjoyed the benefits of new packaging opportunities offered by Pennsylvania Distributor Licenses under recent, dynamic changes to the Pennsylvania Liquor Code. We have chronicled those changes previously in many different blogs including our slushy blog, which you can access here. » Read More
Recently, a friend visited my hometown’s local beer distributor and was shocked to see machines churning brightly-colored Smirnoff slushies. The distributor’s employees were serving the slushies to customers in Styrofoam cups with lids and tape over the straw hole. » Read More
That was quick! Last week’s Special Ruling Authorizing Certain Activities by Holders of Limited Brewery Licenses, which restricted New Jersey craft brewers’ business operations, has been temporarily suspended.
We knew there would be mixed emotions in response to the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control’s ruling, but the voices of New Jersey’s craft beer industry were loud, and they were heard. » Read More
On August 17, 2018, Governor Murphy signed an amendment to New Jersey’s Alcoholic Beverage Law that will expand the number of on-site retail consumption licenses available in Eatontown, Tinton Falls, and Oceanport – the three municipalities where the former Fort Monmouth army post was located. » Read More
Few medals bear such weighty significance in the world of beer as those awarded during the Great American Beer Festival. This year, medals were awarded to a greater number of styles than ever before, reaching a whopping 102 categories, many of which have two or more subcategories. » Read More
In prior posts, we discussed whether federal Certificate of Label Approval (“COLA”) approval was necessary to obtain state label approval in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, even if the product is sold exclusively in your state. We also discussed when the use of certain ingredients in beer triggers the need for formula approval. » Read More