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Study Commission Approved in NH

Signed by the Governor, H.B. 598 establishes a commission to study beer, wine, and liquor tourism in New Hampshire. Read More

Nano Sampling Bill Signed into Law

Signed by the Governor, House Bill 597 seeks to allow nano brewery licensees to distribute samples at a wine manufacturer’s facility and wine manufacturer licensees to distribute samples at a nano brewery. Read More

Nano Sampling Bill Clears NH Legislature

Passing both legislative chambers, House Bill 597 seeks to allow nano brewery licensees to distribute samples at a wine manufacturer’s facility and wine manufacturer licensees to distribute samples at a nano brewery. Read More

New Hampshire Agrotourism Bill Passes Legislature

Passing both legislative chambers, H.B. 598 would establish a commission to study beer and wine agritourism in New Hampshire. Read More

Nano Sampling Bill Advances in NH

Receiving favorable Senate consideration, House Bill 597 seeks to allow nano brewery licensees to distribute samples at a wine manufacturer’s facility and wine manufacturer licensees to distribute samples at a nano brewery. Read More

New Hampshire Agrotourism Bill Clears House

Passing the House, H.B. 598 would establish a commission to study beer and wine agritourism in New Hampshire. Read More

Nano Sampling Bill Advances in NH

Passing the House, House Bill 597 seeks to allow nano brewery licensees to distribute samples at a wine manufacturer’s facility and wine manufacturer licensees to distribute samples at a nano brewery. Read More

New Hampshire Agrotourism Bill Advances

Receiving favorable committee consideration, H.B. 598 would establish a commission to study beer and wine agritourism in New Hampshire. Read More

Contract Brew Storage Provision Sent to NH Governor

Passed by both chambers of the legislature, House Bill 1720 allows a beverage manufacturer in a contract brewing arrangement to store beverages produced by the contract brewer at its facility. Read More

NH Nano Bill Passes House

Amended prior to House passage, House Bill 1578 allows nano brewery licensees to distribute samples at a wine manufacturer’s facility for an annual fee. 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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