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Trade Practices Addresssed in MA Legislation

H.B. 453 provides that no licensee shall give or permit to be given money or any other thing of substantial value in any effort to induce any person to persuade or influence any other person to purchase, or contract for …Read More

Pub Brewery Sales Addressed in MA

H.B. 475 relates to the selling of malt beverages or malt beverage products produced by a pub brewery. Read More

MA Farmer Brewer Sales Addressed

House Bill 940/S.B. 526 expands the sale of products by farmer breweries. Read More

Tax Increase Considered in MA

S.B. 179 seeks to increase alcohol excise taxes. Read More

MA Tax Measure Proposed

H.B. 2973 would increase the excise tax on alcoholic beverages. Read More

Notice of ABV Content Bill Intro’d in MA

House Bill 373 relates to notification of alcohol by volume in beers to be consumed on-premises. Read More

MA Growler Bill Intro’d

House Bill 397 relates to the ability of farmer brewers and pub brewers to fill growlers. Read More

MA Sales Termination Bill Intro’d

House Bill 440 relates to the termination of sales to wholesalers by suppliers of alcoholic beverages. Read More

Premises Issue Considered in MA

House Bill 26 contains recommendations of the Department of the State Treasurer on modernizing the Massachusetts alcohol laws, including the ability of a licensee to serve alcoholic beverages on non-contiguous premises. Read More

Franchise Reform Signed in MA

Signed by the Governor, Senate Bill 2841 provides that brewers producing under 250,000 barrels of beer annually may terminate a distributor without cause with 30 days-notice and payment of fair market value of the distribution rights for the terminated brands. 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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