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July 10, 2020

Governor Jared Polis today signed a measure extending alcohol and cocktails to-go for local distilleries, restaurants and bars in Colorado until July 1, 2021, in an effort to support the state’s struggling hospitality industry during COVID-19. “Colorado restaurants and taverns have been incredibly hard-hit by COVID,” said Senator Jeff Bridges. “Our bill gives these small […]

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July 10, 2020

Statement by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States “The closure of bars, restaurants and taverns across Massachusetts has been devastating for business owners, their employees and local economies,” said Jay Hibbard, Distilled Spirits Council Vice President of State Government Relations. “The path to recovery for the hospitality industry will last long beyond the […]

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July 01, 2020

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D-Mich.) today signed HB 5811 into law allowing restaurants and bars to sell cocktails to-go in sealed containers. “Cocktails to-go have been a crucial economic lifeline for hospitality businesses across the nation hit hard by the pandemic,” said David Wojnar, Distilled Spirits Council of the United States Vice President of State […]

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July 01, 2020

Congregating for fireworks or parades may be out this Fourth of July, but across the country adult consumers will be firing up their grills and raising a glass to our nation’s independence with American Whiskey, according to the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS). DISCUS reports that in 2019, more than 26 million 9-liter […]

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June 30, 2020

WASHINGTON — The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS), the leading voice and advocate for the U.S. spirits industry, today announced 13 companies have joined the organization as Partner Members in the first half of 2020, bringing the total number of partner member companies to 30 since the program was established summer 2019. […]

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June 29, 2020

First state to make the temporary measure in response to COVID-19 permanent Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds today signed legislation, HF 2540, making cocktails to-go permanent. This marks the first state in the nation to make permanent the temporary economic relief measure put in place in response to COVID-19. “Iowa’s hospitality businesses have suffered greatly due […]

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June 29, 2020

Texas Governor Greg Abbot issued guidance through the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission over the weekend allowing restaurants and bars to sell pre-mixed cocktails to-go. “Allowing restaurants and bars to sell cocktails to-go will be a lifeline for Texas hospitality businesses as they continue to struggle with the evolving hardships caused by COVID-19,” said Dale Szyndrowski, Distilled […]

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