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Delivery, On- and Off-Premise Abilities Addressed in NJ Bill

Passing the Assembly, A.B. 4319 seeks to extend the temporary ability of bars and restaurants to sell and deliver alcoholic beverages in closed and sealed containers (including crowlers and growlers of beer) beyond any COVID-19-related end date. Additionally, the …Read More

Craft Sales Tax Exemption Intro’d in NJ

A.B. 4193 provides a temporary sales and use tax exemption for sales of alcoholic beverages by a craft alcoholic beverage manufacturer to a purchaser. The exemption would be effective until it is determined by the Governor that an emergency no …Read More

Home Delivery Extended in NJ

Signed by the Governor, Assembly Bill 3966 extends the current home alcohol delivery privilege six months beyond the end of the COVID-19 state of emergency. Read More

New Jersey Loan Program Expanded

Passing the Assembly, A.B. 3965 expands the existing state Economic Development Authority loan program to include small producers of alcoholic beverages. Read More

Hospitality Loan Program Passes NJ Legislature

Passing both legislative chambers, A.B. 3959 establishes the New Jersey Hospitality Emergency Loan Program in the state’s Economic Development Authority (EDA) to provide no-interest loans to qualified small hospitality businesses and makes a $100 million appropriation to EDA from federal …Read More

Limited Brewery Sales Expansion Considered in NJ

Assembly Bill 3445 seeks to allow the holder of a limited brewery license to operate up to 15 salesrooms apart from the brewery premises with the ability to sell their products in original containers or open containers for consumption on …Read More

Brewery Tour, Food Changes Eyed in NJ

A.B. 3720 seeks to allow a limited brewery to serve beer on its premises to a consumer who has not toured the brewery; however, a brewery would be required to offer consumers a tour, either at a regularly scheduled date …Read More

New Jersey Looks to Allow Dogs in Taprooms

Senate Bill 2121 would allow dogs in certain areas of licensed microbreweries that are designated for the consumption of brewed products, provided that the brewery owner has elected to allow dogs on the premises, dogs will not have access to …Read More

NJ Proposal Promotes Breweries

Senate Bill 2056 seeks to require Division of Travel and Tourism to advertise and promote tours of breweries in the State. Read More

NJ Tax Credits Proposed

Senate Bill 268 allows credits against the New Jersey alcoholic beverage tax to manufacturers of brewed beverages in the amount of qualified capital expenses paid by the brewer during the tax year. 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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