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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 Addresses Alcohol Returns for COVID-19-related Event Cancellations

The Tax and Trade Bureau has announced that it will not consider returns of alcohol beverage products purchased to sell during events cancelled due to COVID-19 to violate federal consignment sales rules (prohibiting the sale or purchase of alcohol beverage …Read More

BA Petitions TTB on Non-Alcoholic Malt Beverages

The Brewers Association has petitioned the Tax and Trade Bureau to modernize regulations governing non-alcoholic malt beverages, specifically seeking the ability to reference beer styles (e.g. lager, ale, IPA) in the labeling and advertising of these products. The petition argues …Read More

BA Joins Alcohol Coalition in Submitting Comments to OMB

The Brewers Association joined the American Craft Spirits Association, the American Distilled Spirits Alliance, the Distilled Spirits Council of the U.S., the National Association of Beverage Importers, and the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America in responding to the Office …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 period …Read More

Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act

The Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act of 2019 (S. 362; H.R. 1175) has been introduced in Congress. The legislation makes permanent the tax and other provisions passed as part of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act which …Read More

Congressional Committee Approves Marijuana Legalization Bill

The House Judiciary Committee has approved the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act of 2019 (H.R. 3884). If the MORE Act becomes law, it would effectively end the federal prohibition of cannabis in the United States. Read More

FDA Issues Information Update on CBD

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a public document on cannabidiol (CBD) titled, “What You Need to Know (And What We’re Working to Find Out) About Products Containing Cannabis or Cannabis derived Compounds, Including CBD,” which underscores the …Read More

Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act

The Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act of 2019 (S. 362; H.R. 1175) has been introduced in Congress. The legislation makes permanent the tax and other provisions passed as part of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act which …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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