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05.10.17 California Beer Law – Self Distribution Restrictions

We’d like to remind clients about self-distribution restrictions based on license type. Certain license types cannot accept beer that is self-distributed: Type 75 – All beer that a Type 75 brings on-site must come through a licensed distributor (i.e., Type 17).  Drop...

04.04.17 The Ins and Outs of Brewery Compensation

As seen on Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine - KATHLEEN SPERO Hiring employees is one of the most exciting—and complex—aspects of operating a brewery. Here’s an overview of the issues to consider when thinking about how to compensate the range of employees who will be...

01.13.17 New Year, New Laws for CA Craft Breweries

Welcome to 2017!  Lawmakers have kept us busy this year with a batch of new laws, and did not slow down during the holiday season.  Please see below for some new updates for clients in San Diego and Los Angeles, as well as those operating throughout the State of...

12.13.16 Local Breweries Face New Regulatory Burden

As seen in the San Diego Daily Transcript on December 6, 2016 By Kathleen Spero Breweries across California, and specifically in San Diego County, have long struggled with deciphering complex environmental health department regulations and their application to...

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