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Special Events Broadened under New AZ Law

Signed by the Governor, H.B. 2337, among many provisions, increases the availability of special event licenses. Read More

Arizona Sampling Bill Signed into Law

Signed by the Governor, H.B. 2182 strikes the requirement that a beer and wine store be 5,000 square feet in area in order to be eligible for sampling privileges. Read More

Arizona Sampling Bill on Governor’s Desk

Awaiting the Governor’s action, H.B. 2182 strikes the requirement that a beer and wine store be 5,000 square feet in area in order to be eligible for sampling privileges. Read More

Arizona Sampling Bill Passes House

Passing the House, H.B. 2182 strikes the requirement that a beer and wine store be 5,000 square feet in area in order to be eligible for sampling privileges. Read More

Arizona Sampling Laws Bill

H.B. 2182 strikes the requirement that a beer and wine store be 5,000 square feet in area in order to be eligible for sampling privileges. Read More

New Arizona Law Increases Microbrewery Production Limit

Signed into law, Senate Bill 1030 increases the maximum production limit for a microbrewery from 40,000 barrels per location to 200,000 barrels in aggregate; requires a microbrewery that exceeds the calendar year limit for production or manufacturing of beer to …Read More

Arizona Bill Seeks to Raise Production Limit

Amended before passing the Senate, Senate Bill 1030 increases the maximum production limit for a microbrewery from 40,000 barrels per location to 200,000 barrels in aggregate; requires a microbrewery that exceeds the calendar year limit for production or manufacturing of …Read More

Arizona Bill Addresses Beer Festival Sampling and Sales

S.B. 1113 would authorize microbrewery beer festival licenses that allow sampling and sales for both on and off premise consumption. Read More

Arizona Bill Seeks to Modify Microbrewery Licensees Privileges

Senate Bill 1030 seeks to allow microbrewery licensees to keep certain retail privileges currently revoked if they exceed the 40,000 barrel annual limit for the license. Such licensees that exceed the 40,000 barrel cap would now hold “producer” licenses …Read More

Representative Boozman (AR) Co-sponsors Small Brewer Excise Tax Reduction Legislation

Arkansas Congressman John Boozman recently signed on in support of HR 4278. Total sponsors for this bill is not at 107.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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