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BA Submits Ingredient Exemption Petition to TTB

The Brewers Association submitted a petition to the Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) requesting that eleven ingredients be exempted from formula requirements. Read More

TTB Expands Allowable Revisions to Approved Labels

In TTB Industry Circular 2021-1 the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has expanded the list of changes that can be made to approved labels without requiring resubmittal for review, including: dividing/combining approved labels; adding/deleting the claims of …Read More

CA ABC Issues Advisory on Cannabis-related Permissable Activities

The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) has issued Cannabis Products, Industrial Hemp Products, and Alcoholic Beverages, an industry advisory providing guidance on which activities are permissible on or in premises licensed by ABC to manufacture or sell food, …Read More

Tax Credit Considered in New York

Assembly Bill 8336 seeks to create a tax credit for small businesses, including breweries, that sell a certain percentage of products produced in New York state. Read More

Proposed Distribution Provisions Clear PA House

Passing the House, H.B. 1615 stipulates that malt or brewed beverages produced for a brewery under a contract brewing agreement or alternating proprietorship with an out-of-state manufacturer may only be distributed through the three-tier system. Read More

WI Beer Definition Change Under Consideration

Substitute companions S.B. 285 / A.B. 205 seek to expand the definition of a fermented malt beverage to include any beverage that is recognized under federal regulations as beer, except sake or similar products. Read More

Brewery Tour Promotion Bill Signed by NJ Governor

Signed into law, A.B. 1091 requires the Division of Travel and Tourism to advertise and promote tours of breweries in the state. Read More

BA Submits Second Set of Comments on Competitive Challenges Facing Small Brewers

The Brewers Association (BA) filed a second set of comments with the Department of the Treasury in response to the President’s July 2021 Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy. The Brewers Association also filed a letter signed …Read More

Charitable Donation Bill Signed by CA Governor

Signed by the Governor, A.B. 1267 authorizes alcohol producers, including beer manufacturers, to donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale purchase price of an alcoholic beverage to a nonprofit charitable organization in connection with the sale or distribution …Read More

DE Alternating Premises Bill Becomes Law

Signed into law, H.B. 81 allows two or more microbreweries to share brewing equipment if the microbreweries maintain separate premises to sell their product to consumers and wholesalers. 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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