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Tax Credits Considered in NJ

Assembly Bill 4845 and companion S.B. 3058 provide tax credits equal to cost of Jersey Fresh products purchased by breweries and wineries to be used in production of beer or wine. Read More

NJ Farm Brewery License Proposed

A.B. 4637 (companion S.B. 3042) would authorize limited breweries to hold an unlimited number of on-premises special events, up to 18 off-premises special events per year, eliminates the requirement that the license holder provide a tour to a consumer prior …Read More

Food-Related Issues Addressed in NJ Legislation

S.B. 3050 seeks to allow the holder of a limited brewery license, plenary winery license, farm winery license, craft distillery license, or cidery and meadery license to operate a restaurant on the licensed premises or enter into an exclusive business …Read More

Brewery Tax Credits Proposed in NJ

S.B. 3058 would provide tax credits to the owners and operators of breweries and wineries for purchases of Jersey Fresh products equal to the full price of commodities purchased from a Jersey Fresh Quality Grading Program licensee to be used …Read More

Brewery Tour Changes Considered in NJ

S.B. 3083 (companion A.B. 1813) seeks to remove the requirement that consumers take a tour of the brewery in order to purchase beverages for on-site consumption, however, brewery tours would need to be made available to consumers during business …Read More

NJ Bill Addresses Brewery On, Off Site Abilities

A.B. 4518 (companion S.B. 2990) address issues related to the on- and off-premises abilities of limited and restricted brewery licensees, among which are: removes from current law the requirement that limited breweries provide a tour and that consumers take a …Read More

Brewery Special Events Expansion Proposed in NJ

A.B. 4594 would permit limited breweries to hold an unlimited number of on-premises and off-premises special events, private parties, and social affairs annually. Read More

Food and Events at Breweries Subject of NJ Bill

A.B. 4630 (companion S.B. 3038) allows the holder of a limited brewery license to hold events on the licensed premises and coordinate with food vendors. Read More

Farm Brewery Licence Prposed in NJ

Senate Bill 2951 establishes a farm brewery license and allows wineries to obtain a brewery winery sublicense. Read More

NJ Considers RTD and Cider Tax Reduction Bill

Senate Bill 701 seeks to reduce the alcoholic beverage tax rate on cider and low-percentage alcohol by volume (ABV) liquors so that they match the tax rate for beer. Under current law, cider is taxed at $0.15 a gallon 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 (BA). 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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