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Off-Premises Brewery Sales Addressed in MN Legislation

H.B. 37 and companion S.B. 31 seek to allow, among several provisions, brewery sales for off-premises consumption in containers of 64 ounces or less. Read More

Barrelage Threshold Increase Sought for Sales in MN

Senate Bill 70 seeks to allow brewers with an annual production of up to 150,000 barrels the ability to engage in off-premises sales. The current production limitation is 20,000 barrels. Read More

New Alc Bev Definition Proposed in MN

House Bill 2620 seeks to replace the current 3.2 malt liquor definition with a 5.5 alcoholic beverage definition, which would include, but not be limited to, beer, ale, hard cider, hard seltzer, and canned cocktails. Read More

Sales and Distribution Issues Addressed in MN Bill

Among a host of provisions, Senate Bill 1176/House Bill 1192 address brewpub self-distribution, brewery off-premise retail sales amounts and privileges, and brand registration issues. Read More

Self-Distribution Provisions Considered in MN

S.B. 1021, among several provisions, authorizes self-distribution for certain producers and modifies certain malt liquor packaging and off-sale requirements. Read More

Sales and Distribution Issues Addressed in MN Bill

Among a host of provisions, Senate Bill 1176/House Bill 1192 address brewpub self-distribution, brewery off-premise retail sales amounts and privileges, and brand registration issues. Read More

Tax Credit Proposed in Minnesota

S.B. 2064 would allow brewers to take a tax credit for the cost of products that had to be disposed because of pandemic shutdowns and the cost of products purchased back from wholesalers. Read More

Retail Beer Sales Subject of MN Legislation

H.B. 739 seeks to authorize food retailers to sell wine and beer. Read More

Packaging Changes Proposed in MN

Senate Bill 50 modifies off-sale packaging requirements for certain small brewers. Read More

Brewery Off-Sales Expansion Considered in MN

S.B. 4074 seeks to expand the ability of breweries to engage in off-sales and adds exclusive liquor stores to those allowed to refill growlers. 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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