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Changes to Hawaii Draft Beer Regs with Governor

On the Governor’s desk, Senate Bill 772 seek to repeal the requirement that there be attached a clear and legible notice, placard, or marker upon the faucet, spigot, or outlet wherefrom the draught beer is drawn. Also require rules adopted …Read More

Changes to Hawaii Draft Beer Regs with Governor

On the Governor’s desk, Senate Bill 772 seek to repeal the requirement that there be attached a clear and legible notice, placard, or marker upon the faucet, spigot, or outlet wherefrom the draught beer is drawn. Also require rules adopted …Read More

Beer Tax Rate Change Advances in Hawaii

Continuing to advance, House Bill 887 and companion S.B. 1006 repeal the definition of draft beer and apply the same tax rate (0.54 cents/per wine gallon) to all beer. Read More

Changes to Hawaii Draft Beer Regs Negotiated

Now the subject of a House-Senate conference, Senate Bill 772 seek to repeal the requirement that there be attached a clear and legible notice, placard, or marker upon the faucet, spigot, or outlet wherefrom the draught beer is drawn. Also …Read More

Production and Shipment Bill Advances in HI

Passing the Senate and amended in the House, S.B. 773 would allow a class 18 small craft producer pub licensee to manufacture not more than 75,000 barrels of malt beverages on the licensee’s premises during the license year, clarifies that …Read More

Changes to Hawaii Draft Beer Regs Advance

Passing their respective chambers, House Bill 1172 and Senate Bill 772 seek to repeal the requirement that there be attached a clear and legible notice, placard, or marker upon the faucet, spigot, or outlet wherefrom the draught beer is drawn. …Read More

Small Brewer Tax Credit Proposed in HI

Passing he House, H.B. 343 seeks to establish a small craft beer producer income tax credit. Read More

Beer Tax Rate Change Advances in Hawaii

Passing their respective chambers, House Bill 887 and companion S.B. 1006 repeal the definition of draft beer and apply the same tax rate (0.54 cents/per wine gallon) to all beer. Read More

HI House Passes Small Brewery Amendments

Passing the House, H.B. 546 would permit a small craft producer pub licensee to manufacture not more than 125,000 barrels of malt beverages on the licensee’s premises per year, allows brewpub licensees and small craft producer pub licensees to conduct …Read More

Tax Reduction Proposed in Hawaii

House Bill 887 and companion S.B. 1006 repeal the definition of draft beer and apply the same tax rate (0.54 cents/per wine gallon) to all beer. 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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