New Jersey’s alcoholic beverage manufacturers have been looking for more support from the state government, and this month, wineries and vineyards received some good news. Recognizing the rise of agrotourism and increased interest for locally-made alcoholic beverages, New Jersey has enacted a new law requiring the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) to provide a loan program for wineries and vineyards. » Read More
Relax. You may not always need a COLA to register your brand in New Jersey.
In a prior post, we talked about the need to obtain a COLA for New Jersey brand registration per New Jersey regulations, even if the brand is sold intrastate only, or just in your taproom (and therefore would not require a COLA under federal law). » Read More
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
On Friday, November 9, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that David P. Rible, New Jersey’s Director of the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control since only July 2017, will be leaving his post. The State’s official news release states that Director Rible is leaving to pursue other opportunities. » Read More
As discussed in our prior posts, the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control’s Special Ruling Authorizing Certain Activities by Holders of Limited Brewery Licenses (which was rescinded) was a hot topic among New Jersey’s craft brewers and even New Jersey’s politicians. » 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
In Part 1 of this blog series, we provided an overview of the craft beer landscape in New Jersey, which led to the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control’s (“ABC”) issuance of the Special Ruling Authorizing Certain Activities by Holders of Limited Brewery Licenses (“Special Ruling”). » Read More