Category Archives: General

So You Want to Change Your Label. Do You Need a New COLA?

If you are a distillery, winery, brewery, or importer, you are familiar with the federal and state label approval process. Did you know that TTB has expanded the types of changes you can make to an approved label without having … Continue reading

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TABC ANNOUNCES IMPORTANT CHANGES TO THE RENEWAL PROCESS

Effective immediately, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission has stopped mailing out paper renewal application forms. Instead, the commission is sending postcards like the one below to remind permit and license holders to renew and to encourage you to renew using … Continue reading

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85th Texas Legislative Session Liquor Law Update

Dear Friends: We’re willing to bet that, by now, you’ve heard that we’ve had a season of heavy legislative weather here in Austin, and we bet you’ve been wondering just what happened to liquor law during the storm. As usual, … Continue reading

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New 30-Day Deadline for Reporting Changes to TABC

Effective August 21, 2016, permittees and licensees are required to report changes to the commission that previously were not due to be reported until the next renewal application was to be filed. Specifically, the following changes must now be reported … Continue reading

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City of Dallas Single-Use Carryout Bag Program

Attention Dallas retailers: make sure you’re ready for the city’s Single-Use Carryout Bag Program, which goes into effect January 1, 2015.  Businesses that provide single-use bags must register with the city annually for each location before distributing single-use carryout bags … Continue reading

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Stakeholder Meeting for Proposed TABC Rule Changes for Coupons and On-Premises Promotions

The TABC hosted a well-attended stakeholder meeting on Wednesday, December 10th, at Commission headquarters regarding possible amendments to Rules §45.101 (Rebates, Coupons and Premium Stamps) and §45.103 (On-Premises Promotions). The Commission fostered an open conversation about the proposed changes and was … Continue reading

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Government Shutdown Closes TTB

As explained in the Appropriations Lapse Notice posted on TTB’s web site, TTB has been forced to suspend all non-excepted operations. That means there will be no access to Permits Online, Formulas Online, and COLAs online and no personnel will … Continue reading

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TTB Processing Times

TTB has recently begun publishing the average number of days the agency takes to process original applications to operate. This week, TTB published updated averages as of July 2013. Almost all average processing times have gone up considerably since the … Continue reading

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Plan Now for Consumer Sales

Effective June 14, 2013, Texas breweries were authorized, for the first time ever, to sell their products to consumers by-the-glass for consumption at the brewery.  As of September 1st, Texas distilleries will not only be authorized to sell their products … Continue reading

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The (Third) Party Rocks On

When the regular session ended with neither a bang nor a whimper we were so relieved that the Jack Martin & Associates folks, and their treasured clients, had escaped with only minor cuts and bruises that most of us made … Continue reading

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