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California tied house laws run amok

June 03, 2014

In an exceptionally overreaching and disturbing decision issued by the ABC Appeals Board on May 9, 2014 [AB-9358 - American Vintage Beverage], the Board affirmed an ABC finding that a producer's use of a retail name on a flavored malt beverage (FMB) product violated the California prohibition on supplier-provided "things of value."