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Tax Increase Proposed in Iowa

House Bill 885 seeks to increase in the barrel tax on beer by $3.10 to fund substance abuse prevention and treatment. Read More

Spirits Direct Shipping Considered in IA

House Bill 639 seeks to authorize the direct shipment and delivery of native distilled spirits. Read More

Server Training Proposed in Iowa

H.B. 297 would authorize local alcohol licensing or permitting authorities to require training for employees who serve alcohol. Read More

Iowa Canned Cocktail Bill Signed by Governor

Signed into law, S.B. 2134 allows a manufacturer of beer to obtain and possess alcoholic liquor for the purpose of manufacturing canned cocktails. Read More

Direct Sales Bill Intro’d in Iowa

H.B. 572 seeks to authorize persons holding class “A” or special class “A” permits that manufacture beer to sell up to a total of 100 barrels per year of the beer it manufactures to retail beer permitees or retail liquor …Read More

On-Site Sales Modification Proposed in Iowa

H.B. 401 provides that a manufacturer of beer may be granted one class “B” beer permit for the purpose of selling beer at retail for consumption on or off the premises of the manufacturing facility regardless of whether the manufacturer …Read More

Iowa Tied House Study Issued

The Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division has released the Alcoholic Beverage Control Study, ordered by the Iowa legislature. The study focuses on Iowa’s tied house laws, in particular prohibitions on cross-tier ownership interests in the three-tier system. Read More

Iowa Considers Tax Increase

House Bill 2268 seeks to raise the tax on beer from $5.89 to $22.63 per barrel. Read More

Iowa Alcohol Law Overhaul Signed by Governor

Signed by the Governor, House File 607 contains the final recommendations from a working group spearheaded by the State Alcoholic Beverages Division and appointed by the Governor to review and suggest changes to state liquor laws. Among various provisions, …Read More

Iowa Alcohol Law Overhaul Moves t Senate

Receiving favorable Senate committee action following House passage, House File 607 contains the final recommendations from a working group spearheaded by the State Alcoholic Beverages Division and appointed by the Governor to review and suggest changes to state liquor laws. …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 (BA). 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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