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Off Sales at State Fair Signed in IN

Signed by the Governor, H.B. 1518 provides, among many provisions, that a holder of a permit for the State Fairgrounds may, if the permit holder is a small brewery, farm winery, or artisan distillery, sell the alcoholic beverages produced by …Read More

Off Sales at State Fair Amended in IN

Amended in both chambers of the legislature, H.B. 1518 provides, among many provisions, that a holder of a permit for the State Fairgrounds may, if the permit holder is a small brewery, farm winery, or artisan distillery, sell the alcoholic …Read More

Off Sales at State Fair Considered in IN

Among many provisions, H.B. 1518 provides that a holder of a permit for the State Fairgrounds may, if the permit holder is a small brewery, farm winery, or artisan distillery, sell the alcoholic beverages produced by the permit holder for …Read More

On-Site Sales Expansion Bill Discussed in Indiana

Sent to a conference committee to work out House and Senate differences, House Bill 1419 would, in part, allow a manufacturer of two types of alcoholic beverages, which has both production facilities in one building, to serve alcohol from both …Read More

Sunday Sales Passes in Indiana

Signed by the Governor, S.B. 1 allows package liquor stores, grocery stores, convenience stores, drug stores, and certain restaurants to sell alcoholic beverages for carryout on Sunday from noon until 8 p.m. Read More

Indiana Looks to Loosen On-Site Sales Ability

Passing the House and under Senate consideration, House Bill 1419, would, in part, allow a manufacturer of two types of alcoholic beverages, which has both production facilities in one building, to serve alcohol from both production facilities at a single …Read More

Sunday Sales on Tap in Indiana

Passing the Senate, S.B. 1 allows package liquor stores, grocery stores, convenience stores, drug stores, and certain restaurants to sell alcoholic beverages for carryout on Sunday from noon until 8 p.m. Companion H.B. 1051has passed the House. Read More

IN Looks at Cold Beer Sales

Among other provisions, House Bill 1281 seeks to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages every day and prohibit the Alcohol and Tobacco Commission from regulating the sale of beer, wine, and liquor based on the temperature of the beer, …Read More

Indiana Considers Cold Beer Sales

Among various provisions, Senate Bill 273 would allow a grocery store (which includes a convenience store) or drug store to sell cold beer. Read More

Local Beverage Tax Propsed in IN

H.B. 1129 authorizes a municipal legislative body to impose by ordinance a municipal food and beverage tax which may not exceed 1% of the gross retail income received from retail food and beverage transactions. 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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