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Illinois BEER Act Provisions Await Gubernatorial Action

House Bill 2620, amended to include certain provisions the Brewers Economic Equity & Relief Act, awaits action by the Governor. The legislation provides for continued curbside pick-up for all licensed brewers, addresses issues related to limited brewpub self-distribution, and …Read More

Illinois BEER Act Provisions Await Gubernatorial Action

House Bill 2620, amended to include certain provisions the Brewers Economic Equity & Relief Act, has been sent to the Governor. The legislation provides for continued curbside pick-up for all licensed brewers, addresses issues related to limited brewpub self-distribution, …Read More

BEER Act Provisions Before IL Governor

House Bill 2620, amended to include certain provisions of the Brewers Economic Equity & Relief Act, has passed the legislature. The legislation provides for continued curbside pick-up for all licensed brewers, addresses issues related to limited brewpub self-distribution, and …Read More

IL Tax Compliance Requirement Moves in Senate

Re-referred within the Senate, Senate Bill 2035 provides that a brewer who is a class 1 brewer, class 2 brewer, or brew pub licensee shall accurately measure the quantity of beer transferred into its final packaging container to determine the …Read More

IL Tax Compliance Requirement Reassigned

Reassigned to committee, Senate Bill 2035 provides that a brewer who is a class 1 brewer, class 2 brewer, or brew pub licensee shall accurately measure the quantity of beer transferred into its final packaging container to determine the brewer’s …Read More

Opposition to Alcohol Tax Increases Expressed by IL House

House Resolution 272 states opposition to any additional excise taxes on businesses that produce beer, wine, or liquor or their related industries. Read More

Tax Credit Proposed in IL

Reassigned to committee, H.B. 3927 creates an income tax credit for licensed wine manufacturers and craft brewers in an amount equal to 50% of the qualified costs incurred by a qualified taxpayer during the taxable year, not to exceed $1,500; …Read More

IL Tax Compliance Requirement in Committee

Assigned to committee, Senate Bill 2035 provides that a brewer who is a class 1 brewer, class 2 brewer, or brew pub licensee shall accurately measure the quantity of beer transferred into its final packaging container to determine the brewer’s …Read More

BEER Act Intro’d in Illinois

H.B. 3495 and companion S.B. 532, the Brewers Economic Equity & Relief Act, would allow for the following provisions: limited brewpub self-distribution; permanent delivery for small alcohol producers; direct to consumer shipping for in-state and out-of-state brewers and distillers; and …Read More

Tax Compliance Requirement Intro’d in IL

Senate Bill 2035 provides that a brewer who is a class 1 brewer, class 2 brewer, or brew pub licensee shall accurately measure the quantity of beer transferred into its final packaging container to determine the brewer’s tax liability by …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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