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Tax Exemption Bill Clears NC House

Passing the House, House Bill 619 seeks to exempt from sales and use tax sales of machinery, parts, accessories, supplies, and ingredients to certain ABC permittees for use in the manufacturing of beer, wine, and spiritous liquor for which the …Read More

Alcohol Laws Study Passes NC House

Now under Senate consideration, House Bill 768 directs the Legislative Research Commission to study the alcoholic beverage control laws in this state, including a comparative analysis on how the federal government and other states regulate the manufacturing, sale, possession, and …Read More

Growler Bill Passes NC House

Passing the House, H.B. 722 seeks to allow growler sizes of up to four liters capacity. Read More

Low Alc Beverage Definition Proposed in NC

House Bill 904 defines low alcohol beverage coolers, otherwise known as ready‑to‑drink cocktails, and addresses sales of those products. Read More

NC Tax Provision for Alcohol Manufacturing Advances

Passing initial committee consideration, House Bill 619 provides a sales tax exemption for equipment, machinery, and supplies used in creating certain types of alcoholic beverages. Read More

ABC Reform Bill Signed by NC Governor

Signed by the Governor, S.B. 290, the ABC Regulatory Reform Bill, with respect to malt beverages allows for: malt beverage tastings at farmers markets; on-premises and off-premises malt beverage permit holders to allow permittees to transfer malt beverages to another …Read More

Wide-Ranging NC Alcohol Bill Continues to Advance

Continuing to move through a series of House committees, House Bill 536, seeks to revise numerous provisions of the state’s alcoholic beverage control laws. Proposed changes affecting the craft beer industry include: allowing breweries to produce private label brands for …Read More

NC Self-Distribution and Franchise Bill Signed by Governor

Signed into law, H.B. 363 would allow brewery permittees that sell fewer than 100,000 barrels of malt beverages produced by the brewery each year to self-distribute up to 50,000 barrels of malt beverages manufactured by the brewery per year to …Read More

Wide-Ranging Alcohol Bill Moves in NC

Passing initial committee consideration, House Bill 536, seeks to revise numerous provisions of the state’s alcoholic beverage control laws. Proposed changes affecting the craft beer industry include: allowing breweries to produce private label brands for retail permittees; clarifying contract brewing …Read More

NC Self-Distribution and Franchise Bill Moves to Senate

Under committee consideration in the Senate, H.B. 363 would allow brewery permittees that sell fewer than 100,000 barrels of malt beverages produced by the brewery each year to self-distribute up to 50,000 barrels of malt beverages manufactured by the brewery …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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