WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Treasury Department's Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau has proposed a regulatory change to flavored malt beverages that could affect how FMBs are produced, marketed and distributed. At issue is the amount of distilled spirits flavoring in the beverages, often called malternatives. As much as 99% of the alcohol in many of these products is derived from the distilled spirits found in the added flavoring, and not from the brewing process, according to the TTB. ...
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