BREWERS, DISTRIBUTORS ARGUE OVER NEW DIVORCE TERMS
By Andy Metzger
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, SEPT. 12, 2017....Now that beer distributors have conceded that the statutory hold they maintain over brewers should be relaxed, the beer makers and distributors are at loggerheads over what defines a small brewer.
Producers of pilsners, stouts and ales touted legislation Tuesday that would give every brewer in the state - under their current volumes - the right to back out of their arrangements with distributors.
Katie Stinchon, executive director of the Massachusetts Brewers Guild, likened the current system to an inescapable marriage.
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