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RTD Definition and Tax Rate Intro’d in MD

H.B. 663 defines “ready-to-drink cocktail” as a beverage that contains distilled spirits mixed with nonalcoholic beverages and may contain wine, is 12% or less alcohol by volume, and is contained in original packaging consisting of a metallic container or can …Read More

MD Direct Shipping Bill Surfaces in Senate

Senate Bill 1041 seeks to establish direct-to-consumer alcoholic beverages permits authorizing the direct delivery or shipment of beer, wine, or liquor to a consumer. Read More

Maryland Direct Shipping Bill Signed into Law

Approved by the Governor, Senate Bill 448 provides that a holder of a Class 1 distillery license, Class 4 limited winery license, Class 5 brewery license, Class 7 micro-brewery license, Class 8 farm-brewery license, or Class 9 limited distillery license …Read More

Direct Shipping Bill On Maryland Governor’s Desk

Before the Governor for action, Senate Bill 448 provides that a holder of a Class 1 distillery license, Class 4 limited winery license, Class 5 brewery license, Class 7 micro-brewery license, Class 8 farm-brewery license, or Class 9 limited distillery …Read More

Direct Shipping Bill Passes MD Senate

Amended prior to passing the Senate, Senate Bill 448 provides that a holder of a Class 1 distillery license, Class 4 limited winery license, Class 5 brewery license, Class 7 micro-brewery license, Class 8 farm-brewery license, or Class 9 limited …Read More

Direct Shipping Bill Passes MD Senate

Amended prior to passing the Senate, Senate Bill 448 provides that a holder of a Class 1 distillery license, Class 4 limited winery license, Class 5 brewery license, Class 7 micro-brewery license, Class 8 farm-brewery license, or Class 9 limited …Read More

Enhanced Sales and Delivery Extension Approved in MD

Signed into law, House Bill 550 repeals the termination date for various provisions relating to alcoholic beverages manufacturer’s licenses and off–site permits and extends the termination date for provisions relating to the authorization of holders of certain manufacturer’s licenses to …Read More

Minority-Owned Business Study Group Formed in MD

Becoming law without the Governor’s approval, House Bill 324 requires the Governor’s Office of Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs to conduct a study of the participation of minority-owned businesses in the alcoholic beverages industry in the state. Read More

Alcohol Producer Promotion Bill Signed by MD Governor

Approved by the Governor, companions H.B. 854 and S.B. 698 establish the Advisory Commission on Maryland Alcohol Manufacturing and the Maryland Alcohol Manufacturing Promotion Fund to provide grants that promote the advantages and attributes of State breweries, distilleries, and wineries …Read More

Retail and Delivery Bill Before MD Governor

Awaiting gubernatorial action, House Bill 550 repeals the termination date for various provisions relating to alcoholic beverages manufacturer’s licenses and off–site permits and extends the termination date for provisions relating to the authorization of holders of certain manufacturer’s licenses to …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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