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TTB Issues Advanced Notice of Rulemaking on Trade Practice Regulations

In response to the President’s Executive Order Promoting Competition in the American Economy and the subsequent Treasury Department report Competition in the Markets for Beer, Wine, and Spirits, the Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has published an advance notice of proposed …Read More

Private Label Bill Signed by MI Governor

Signed into law by the Governor, House Bill 6106 allows a licensed supplier to manufacture a private label of beer, wine, or mixed spirit drink for a retailer under certain conditions. Read More

NJ Farm Brewery License Proposed

A.B. 4637 (companion S.B. 3042) would authorize limited breweries to hold an unlimited number of on-premises special events, up to 18 off-premises special events per year, eliminates the requirement that the license holder provide a tour to a consumer prior …Read More

Food-Related Issues Addressed in NJ Legislation

S.B. 3050 seeks to allow the holder of a limited brewery license, plenary winery license, farm winery license, craft distillery license, or cidery and meadery license to operate a restaurant on the licensed premises or enter into an exclusive business …Read More

Brewery Tax Credits Proposed in NJ

S.B. 3058 would provide tax credits to the owners and operators of breweries and wineries for purchases of Jersey Fresh products equal to the full price of commodities purchased from a Jersey Fresh Quality Grading Program licensee to be used …Read More

Brewery Tour Changes Considered in NJ

S.B. 3083 (companion A.B. 1813) seeks to remove the requirement that consumers take a tour of the brewery in order to purchase beverages for on-site consumption, however, brewery tours would need to be made available to consumers during business …Read More

Consumer Groups Sue Treasury Department on Mandatory Alcohol Labeling

The Center for Science in the Public Interest, the Consumer Federation of America, and the National Consumers League have filed suit in U.S. District Court seeking to compel the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and …Read More

Brewery Special Events Expansion Proposed in NJ

A.B. 4594 would permit limited breweries to hold an unlimited number of on-premises and off-premises special events, private parties, and social affairs annually. Read More

CA Satellite Locations Legislation Signed into Law

Approved by the Governor, Assembly Bill 2307 increases the limit, from six to eight, of authorized branch office locations for a licensed beer manufacturer and increases the corresponding limit, from two to four, on these branch locations being bona fide …Read More

Food and Events at Breweries Subject of NJ Bill

A.B. 4630 (companion S.B. 3038) allows the holder of a limited brewery license to hold events on the licensed premises and coordinate with food vendors. 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 (BA). 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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