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Wide-Ranging MI Alcohol Code Revisions Become Law

A package of sixteen bills has been signed into law which amend various sections of the Michigan Liquor Control Code to revise provisions concerning such things as tax payment frequency, brand extensions, beer festival special licenses, and beer in growlers, …Read More

MS Alcohol Definition Legislation Signed by Governor

Signed by the Governor, House Bill 917 defines “light spirits products” as being no more than 4% alcoholic content by weight and regulated the same as beer and light wine. Read More

Beer Sales Ability Relaxed in Mississippi

Signed into law, Senate Bill 2552 removes the prohibition on the amount of beer that can be sold directly to consumers at breweries producing seventy-five thousand gallons of beer of less. Currently, brewers are limited to selling either 10 …Read More

Delivery, On- and Off-Premise Abilities Addressed in NJ Bill

Passing the Assembly, A.B. 4319 seeks to extend the temporary ability of bars and restaurants to sell and deliver alcoholic beverages in closed and sealed containers (including crowlers and growlers of beer) beyond any COVID-19-related end date. Additionally, the …Read More

OH Bill Extending Alcohol to-Go, Delivery Passes House

Passing the House, House Bill 669 allows bars, restaurants, small breweries, micro-distilleries, and wineries (qualified permit holders) to sell alcoholic beverages in sealed, covered cups or other containers for off-premises consumption, including via delivery (drinks may include beer, wine, mixed …Read More

Wide-Ranging Alcohol Bill Passes Ohio House

Passing the House, House Bill 674, among many provisions, seeks to: eliminate statutory limitations on Sunday sales of alcohol; address issues related to outdoor refreshment areas; exempt certain brewpubs from the requirement to obtain a retail food establishment or food …Read More

TN Self-Distribution Bill Stalls

Failing to advance from committee, S.B.1753 sought to authorize beer manufacturers to self-distribute beer within a 100-mile radius if the manufacturer brews 50,000 gallons or less. Read More

Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act

On December 20, 2019, the President signed into law the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020, which includes a one-year extension (through December 31, 2020) of the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBMTRA) provisions originally passed for a two-year …Read More

TTB Announces Extension of Beer Destruction Notification Waiver

Following a request by the Brewers Association to extend the previously granted waiver of notice requirements (through July 1) associated with the destruction of unmerchantable tax-paid beer, the Tax and Trade Bureau has announced that the waiver will remain in …Read More

Anheuser-Busch Receives Suspensions, Fine in Wake of TTB Trade Practice Investigation

The Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has accepted a $5 million Offer in Compromise from Anheuser-Busch, LLC (A-B) for alleged violations of the Federal Alcohol Administration (FAA) Act. A-B has also served short suspensions of two of its Colorado …Read More

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Pete Johnson

State & Regulatory Affairs Manager

Pete Johnson serves as the State & Regulatory Affairs Manager for the Brewers Association. He joined the BA at its inception in 2005, having previously worked as Programs Director for the Brewers Association of America. Before coming to the small brewing industry in 2001, Pete worked for 14 years with both state and federal elected officials in Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.

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