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Delivery Advisory Issued in CA

The state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control issued an advisory detailing the legal obligations licensees are under when conducting deliveries of alcoholic beverages following incidents of delivery to minors. Read More

FTC Raises Competitive Concerns in CA

In a joint letter to a California Assembly Member, the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice raised concerns with A.B. 1541 which proposes to strengthen franchise provisions for distributors. According to the federal agencies, the bill would …Read More

Glassware Giveaway Guidance Issued in CA

The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control has issued guidance concerning the ability of beer manufacturers to provide glassware to retail accounts. Read More

Food-Related Regulatory Issue Signed by CA Governor

Signed into law by the Governor, Assembly Bill 746 seeks to exempt beer manufacturers that are licensed by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control from the requirement to register with the Department of Public Health as a food processing facility. Read More

CA Glassware Bill Becomes Law

Signed by the Governor, A.B. 1133 allows a beer manufacturer to give up to five cases of glassware – a total of 120 pieces – to an on-sale retail licensee, as specified, and allows an on-sale retail licensee to accept, …Read More

CA Brewpub-Restaurant License Changes Adopted

Approved by the Governor, Senate Bill 21 lowers the minimum brewing production of a brewpub-restaurant licensee from 200 barrels per year to 100 barrels per year and clarifies that a brewpub-restaurant license does not authorize the licensee to sell, furnish, …Read More

Food-Related Regulatory Issue Before CA Governor

Before the Governor for action, Assembly Bill 746 seeks to exempt beer manufacturers that are licensed by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control from the requirement to register with the Department of Public Health as a food processing facility. Read More

CA Glassware Bill Poised to Pass Legislature

On final consideration for Senate passage, A.B. 1133 allows a beer manufacturer up to give up to five cases of glassware – a total of 120 pieces – to an on-sale retail licensee, as specified, and allows an on-sale retail …Read More

Water Treatment Bill Stalls in CA Assembly

Held in committee, Senate Bill 166 sought to require the State Water Resources Control Board, on or before December 1, 2025, in consultation with the State Department of Public Health, Food and Drug Branch, to adopt regulations for microbiological, chemical, …Read More

Food-Related Regulatory Issue Addressed in CA

Awaiting a full Senate vote after passing the Assembly, Assembly Bill 746 seeks to exempt beer manufacturers that are licensed by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control from the requirement to register with the Department of Public Health as a …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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