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American Craft Brewery fined nearly $1M by NYS

The brewery's products include Angry Orchard, Twisted Tea and Sam Adams brands. (AP photo)

American Craft Brewery is being fined almost $1 million for sales of unregistered beer and malt beverages in New York State.

According to the State Liquor Authority, more than 1.4 million cases valued at more than $24 million in sales lacked brand label registrations required by law.

American Craft Brewery, which is a subsidiary of the Boston Beer Company, agreed to pay $975,000 to settle the charges.

The brewery's products include Angry Orchard, Twisted Tea and Sam Adams brands.

The State Liquor Authority says it discovered in February 2016 that the brewery had only registered one product, Twisted Tea Summer Blueberry, for sale in New York State.

The Liquor Authority brought it to the company's attention, and executives said they were in the process of filing paperwork to add to their other brands, according to the State Liquor Authority.

Early this year, SLA Enforcement launched an investigation, and says it discovered more than $24 million dollars worth of beverages were being sold throughout New York State.

"The law is the law, and American Craft Brewery has acknowledged that they were operating outside of it," said Counsel to the Authority Christopher Riano.

The American Craft Brewery has not yet responded.




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