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Growler-Crowler Sales Addressed in Illinois

Signed by the Governor, House Bill 3610 makes changes to provisions authorizing a manufacturer, distributor, or importing distributor to sell coil cleaning services and dispensing accessories. It further provides that a manufacturer of beer or a brew pub may …Read More

Crowler Sales Provisions Bill Heads to IL Governor

Sent to the Governor for action, House Bill 3610 makes changes to provisions authorizing a manufacturer, distributor, or importing distributor to sell coil cleaning services and dispensing accessories. It further provides that a manufacturer of beer or a brew …Read More

IL Distribution Agreement Provision Advances

Assigned to House committee following Senate passage, S.B. 996 provides that a brewer may cancel an agreement with a wholesaler without notice, unless otherwise provided by agreement, if there has been a revocation or suspension of a license or permit …Read More

Tax Hike Proposed by Illinois Governor

The Governor has proposed raising the per-gallon tax on alcohol beverages, with the beer rate increasing 4.6 cents to 27.7 cents/gallon. Read More

IL Legislature Passes Crowler Sales Provisions

Passing both legislative chambers in amended form, House Bill 3610 makes changes to provisions authorizing a manufacturer, distributor, or importing distributor to sell coil cleaning services and dispensing accessories. It further provides that a manufacturer of beer or a …Read More

IL Distribution Agreement Provision Advances

Passing the Senate, S.B. 996 provides that a brewer may cancel an agreement with a wholesaler without notice, unless otherwise provided by agreement, if there has been a revocation or suspension of a license or permit to sell beer in …Read More

Bond Change Move in IL Senate

Clearing an initial Senate committee, H.B. 2577 would exclude manufacturers and importing distributors that in the preceding year had less than $50,000 of tax liability from a requirement that they file a specified bond with the Department of Revenue. Read More

Senate Acts on Brew Pub Production Bill in Illinois

Clearing initial committee consideration in the Senate, House Bill 3610 provides that brew pubs wholly owned and operated by the same licensee may combine each location’s production limit of 155,000 gallons of beer per year and allocate the aggregate total …Read More

Bond Change Gets Thumbs Up from IL House

Passing the House, H.B. 2577 would exclude manufacturers and importing distributors that in the preceding year had less than $50,000 of tax liability from a requirement that they file a specified bond with the Department of Revenue. Read More

Brew Pub Production Abilities Move in Illinois

Amended in the House prior to passage, House Bill 3610 provides that brew pubs wholly owned and operated by the same licensee may combine each location’s production limit of 155,000 gallons of beer per year and allocate the aggregate total …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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