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
NALCP Conference in New Orleans: Great First Day We just wrapped up the first day of the educational programing for the National Association of Licensing and Compliance Professionals (“NALCP”) Conference in New Orleans! Who dat? The first day’s agenda was packed with interesting content. Most notably for the Pacific Northwest, Rick Garza–the director of the Washington
The WSLCB will be revisiting its barrier requirement for outdoor patios. Your initial comments are due by July 4, 2014. The Washington State Liquor Control Board (the “WSLCB”) has entered into the initial stage of rule making to revise WAC 314-02-130 regarding outside service area requirements. The rulemaking is a result of a petition for
Washington Distilleries Will Likely Be Able to Offer Samples This Summer! Senate Bill 6226 went to the governor for signature on March 12th. The governor has not yet taken any action on the bill. If no action is taken, it is considered approved and moves forward. The governor has until April 5th to take action.
Can Licensees in Oregon and Washington “Comp” Drinks? The answer is yes, but … “Comp” drinks can be a useful tool for licensees in some situations. While comping drinks is okay under limited circumstances in both Oregon and Washington, advertising “free” drinks or having business practices or promotions involving “free” drinks is generally prohibited. The
Washington distillers may have reason to celebrate this legislative session. House Bill 2364 and its companion Senate Bill 6226 are making their way through the legislative process with much support and little opposition. To follow the bill, click here. The bills would achieve the following: Increases the annual spirits production limit for craft distillers from