• North Carolina Brewers, Wholesalers Reach Franchise Law Reform Compromise

    4 days ago - By Brewbound

    North Carolina craft brewers and wholesalers have reached a compromise in a contentious years-long dispute over the state's franchise laws.
    After filing a lawsuit two years ago challenging the constitutionality of a state law requiring brewers who sell more than 25,000 barrels to forfeit self-distribution rights and sign with a wholesaler, Craft Freedom LLC - a trade group consisting of Olde Mecklenburg Brewery and NoDa Brewing Co. - has struck a deal with the North Carolina Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association that could create an additional brewer classification for “mid-sized independent...
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