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BEER BILL DRAFT BILLED AS COMPROMISE BY DISTRIBUTORS

By Andy Metzger

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, MAY 17, 2017....Companies that haul suds to bars and package stores said they have found some middle-ground on a long simmering disagreement about how the business should be regulated, but a spokesman for Bay State breweries claims the legislation contains a "poison pill."

Relationships between breweries and their distributors are partnerships where the distributor takes on the responsibility of marketing the beer, as well as selling it to restaurants and retailers, William Kelley Jr., president of the Beer Distributors of Massachusetts, told the News Service. He said distributors buy the product from the brewery and then must wait much longer to receive proceeds from retailers.


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