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Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act

Provisions of the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act of 2019 (S. 362; H.R. 1175) were included in the year-end legislative package addressing further COVID relief measures and government operational funding, signed into law by the President on December …Read More

BA Files Comments on Exempting Hops from Heightened Regulation

The Brewers Association filed comments in support of the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recognizing hops as “rarely consumed raw” and therefore exempt from the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, the Preventive Controls for Human Food …Read More

TTB Finalizes Rule on Malt Beverage Net Contents Labeling

As part of Treasury Decision TTB-165 effective December 29, 2020, the Tax and Trade Bureau has amended the labeling regulations to allow malt beverages to be labeled with the equivalent metric measure in addition to the mandatory U.S. measure. Read More

USDA Releases 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines

The U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) have published Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025. Published every five years, the guidelines purport to provide science-based recommendations designed to foster healthy dietary patterns for Americans of …Read More

Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act

On December 20, 2019, the President signed into law the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020, which includes a one-year extension (through December 31, 2020) of the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBMTRA) provisions originally passed for a two-year …Read More

Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act

On December 20, 2019, the President signed into law the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020, which includes a one-year extension (through December 31, 2020) of the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBMTRA) provisions originally passed for a two-year …Read More

Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act

On December 20, 2019, the President signed into law the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020, which includes a one-year extension (through December 31, 2020) of the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBMTRA) provisions originally passed for a two-year …Read More

TTB Issues Ruling Affecting Voluntary Calorie Statements on Labels

In Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) Ruling 2020-1 TTB expands the tolerances for voluntary calorie statements on labels and in advertisements for wine, distilled spirits, and malt beverages which will make the tolerances more consistent with the food labeling regulations …Read More

TTB Issues Ruling on Use of Gluten Content Statements in Labeling and Advertising

In the wake of Food & Drug Administration (FDA) publishing final rules for making “gluten-free” claims on fermented and hydrolyzed foods, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) released Ruling 2020-2 addressing its policies towards gluten claims. …Read More

DoJ Requires Divestiture in ABI Acquisition of CBA

The Department of Justice (DoJ) announced it is requiring Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (ABI), its wholly-owned subsidiary Anheuser-Busch Companies LLC (AB Companies), and Craft Brew Alliance Inc. (CBA) to divest CBA’s entire Kona brand business in the state of Hawaii and …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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