NALCP Conference: Growler/Crowler Session Was a Hit! Our session on growlers and crowlers was a big hit in New Orleans. Speaking to nearly a full room, our speakers hit it out of the park. Attendees were engaged, asking questions, and busily taking notes. Jeremy Rudolf. Oskar Blues Brewery. Speaking about the development of the crowler
Alcohol and Marijuana Go Together Like . . . Oil and Water: They Don’t Mix The OLCC recently issued formal guidance on recreational marijuana. In sum, the use of recreational marijuana is not allowed in a public place. While this may not be a surprise to some, it’s still a secret to many. Or, more
UO Annual Law of Beer & Wine Event I had the pleasure of sharing my knowledge of beer and wine law with a fantastic group of UO law students last night. We had an engaging discussion of the practice of law in this space, common legal concerns of businesses in this space, and current issues of interest.
The TTB Issued New Guidance on Kombucha The TTB continues to be interested in kombucha. The federal agency recently published new guidance. The term “kombucha” refers to a fermented beverage produced from a mixture of steeped tea and sugar, combined with a culture of yeast strains and bacteria. Some kombucha products also have fruit juice
Oregon Joins the Bandwagon Prohibiting Powdered Alcohol The Oregon Legislature passed a pre-emptive ban on sales of powdered alcohol earlier this year. They were worried that the substance could fall into the hands of unruly teenagers. Powdered alcohol is a freeze-dried dust (think Crystal Light or Tang) that turns into a cocktail when water is
The Oregon Distillery License Privileges Have Been Changed House Bill 2567 passed the Oregon Legislature earlier this year and became effective June 25, 2015. Inter-distillery Sales Allowed. Oregon distillery licensees may purchase from, and sell distilled liquor to, another distillery licensee in containers having a capacity greater than one gallon for blending and manufacturing purposes.
Brewery-Public House License Privileges Expanded Senate Bill 138 passed the Oregon Legislature earlier this year. Effective January 1, 2016, an Oregon brewery-public house licensee (a “BPH”) is allowed to: (1) distribute malt beverages manufactured at the licensed premises to any other premises licensed to the same licensee, whether a manufacturer, wholesaler, or retail premises, and
Portland Bar Academy on Monday December 1, 2014 The Portland Bar Academy (PBA) is a one-day workshop for bar owners, managers, bartenders, servers and security staff. I will be presenting with Rob Hoover (from the Fournier Group) on the top ten OLCC violations, dram shop and general liability, and the relationship between administrative violations and
OLCC Privatization Initiative Withdrawn Problems with the drafting of the initiative led to delays in obtaining a final ballot title for the preferred version of the measure. The primary problem related to references to the word “tax.” The Oregonians for Competition, proponents of the initiative, wanted the word “tax” replaced with the phrase “revenue
New OLCC Rules: What is “Amplified Entertainment”? The OLCC recently enacted two new rules and amended a third applicable to licensed outdoor areas. The effective date for these changes is June 1, 2014. OAR 845-005-0329. Licensing Outdoor Areas Not Abutting a Licensed Building. OAR 845-005-0331. Licensing Outdoor Areas Abutting a Licensed Building. OAR 845-006-0309. Requirements