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Part 3 of 3: Why Beer Labels Usually Don’t Need (But Can Include) ABV and Nutrient Content Information

Over the last couple of days, we’ve been talking about beer labels—why they don’t always have to include information like ABV, serving size, calorie content, and the like, and also explaining why and how you can still legally volunteer this sort of information. If you’ve missed Parts 1 and 2 of this 3-part series, take […]

Part 2 of 3. Why Beer Labels Usually Don’t Need (But Can Include) ABV and Nutrient Content Information

Yesterday, we walked through a bit of the history behind beer labels, covering why—for the most part—beer labels don’t need to include nutritional information like other products on the shelves. Today, in part 2 of this 3-part series, we answer a common question: just because you don’t need to include this information, can you? The […]

Part 1 of 3: Why Beer Labels Usually Don’t Need (But Can Include) ABV and Nutrient Content Information

Beer labels. They definitely can be an artist’s canvas, but more often than not, they’re a prime example of federal regulatory oversight in overdrive. For those brewers who are already shipping across state lines, or thinking about it, you know you need to get a “Certificate of Label Approval” (COLA, for short) to legally do […]

Our Very Best, To One of Our Very Best

Every single one of my clients is dear to me. I mean, come on, you all make beer for god’s sake! How could I not feel that way? I get giddy about each and every one of those clients proceeding to become a successful champion of beer-making wonder. And I like to brag about it. […]

The TTB Modernizes? Shelton Brothers Push The F’ing Envelope

First of all, big thanks to my favorite beverage law blog – BevLog – for bringing this to my attention. It appears that the often fearless Daniel Shelton, of famed beverage importer Shelton Brothers, has decided that the “queen mother of dirty words” (thanks Ralph) no longer meets the definition of “obscene or indecent.” Because […]

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