Franchise States Overview

StateFranchise LawGood CauseBrand ExtensionsExclusivity
AlabamaYesYes
AL Code § 28-8-6:
Brewery must have good cause to terminate/not renew.
Yes
AL ABC Reg 20-x-8-.13:
Brand extensions must be assigned to the wholesaler for its exclusive territory
Required

AL Code § 28-8-2:

Breweries must grant distributors an exclusive sales territory.
AlaskaNone.N/A.N/A.N/A.
ArizonaYesPermitted but not required
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of ColumbiaN/AN/AN/A
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
VirginiaYesYes
See § 4.1-503:
No brewery shall enter into any agreement with more than one beer wholesaler for the purpose of establishing more than one agreement for its brands of beer in any territory.
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
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