New law allows fruity brewing

A new California law signed by Gov. Newsom on July 9, 2019 expands the definition of beer under California, which carries with it certain tax benefits and other advantages. Using fruit in the fermentation process or aging in wine barrels will no longer disqualify a fermented beverage from classified as beer. The law came from Assembly Bill 20 and has become Business and Professions Code sec. 23006. Reporting on the new law can be found at this link.

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