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NV Production and Sales Increases Signed into Law

Signed into law, A.B. 431 authorizes a person to operate one or more brew pubs in this State and increases the number of barrels of malt beverages that such a person may manufacture for all the brew pubs he or …Read More

NV Production and Sales Increases Pass Assembly

Passing the Assembly, A.B. 431 authorizes a person to operate one or more brew pubs in this State and increases the number of barrels of malt beverages that such a person may manufacture for all the brew pubs he or …Read More

Nevada Tax Increase Considered

Passing initial committee consideration, Senate Bill 181 seeks to raise the tax on malt beverages from 16 cents to 24 cents per gallon. Read More

NV Bill Seeks to Limit On-Site Sales

A.B. 431 seeks to limit a person who operates a brew pub to two locations, increases the number of barrels of malt beverages that such a person may manufacture during a calendar year to 20,000 barrels, and prohibits a person …Read More

Nevada Brewpub Production Cap Adjustment Proposed

Senate Bill 130 seeks to raise the allowable annual barrelage produced by multiple brewpub locations under common ownership within individual counties to 45,000 barrels from the current 15,000. Read More

Barrelage Restriction Removal Fails in Nevada

Failing to advance in committee, Senate Bill 139 sought to remove the limitation on the number of barrels of malt beverages that a brewpub may manufacture (currently 15,000) during a calendar year. Read More

Nevada Bill Would Remove Brewpub Barrelage Limit

Senate Bill 139 seeks to remove the limitation on the number of barrels of malt beverages that a brewpub may manufacture (currently 15,000) during a calendar year. Read More

Local License Approval Bill Drafted

Bill Draft Request (BDR) 455 revises provisions governing state licenses required for liquor importers, wholesale dealers of wines and liquors, wholesale dealers of beer, wine makers, instructional wine-making facilities, breweries, brew pubs and craft distilleries to require approval of governing …Read More

Representative Berkley (NV) Co-sponsors Small Brewer Excise Tax Reduction Legislation

Congresswoman Shelley Berkley recently signed on in support of HR 4278. Total sponsorship for the Bill has reached 108. 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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