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NC Alcohol Omnibus Idled in Committee

Stalled in House committee, S.B. 527, among a host of provisions, seeks to: exclude ready-to-drink cocktails from the mixed beverage charge; allow industry members to provide up to $600 (currently $300) worth of retailer advertising specialty items and product displays …Read More

Amendment Sought to NC “Bar” Definition

S.B. 489 amends the definition of “bar” to include a brewery, winery or distillery. Read More

RTD Bill Intro’d in North Carolina

Senate Bill 490, among a number of provisions, defines “premixed cocktail” as a drink containing at least one-half of one percent 11 (0.5%), and no more than eleven percent (11%), alcohol by volume and consisting of spirituous liquor premixed with …Read More

Quantity Discounts Considered in NC

S.B. 526 seeks to allow beer and wine wholesalers to offer quantity discounts to retail permittees. Read More

NC .05 BAC Bill Intro’d

House Bill 148 seeks to lower the allowable blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit to .05. Read More

Repackaging Provision Becomes Law in NC

Signed by the Governor, House Bill 768 creates, among a variety of provisions, a packaging and logistics permit which allows suppliers to send their finished and packaged products to a remote location for repackaging/relabeling purposes. Read More

NC Governor Signs Omnibus Alcohol Bill

Signed by the Governor, House Bill 890, among many provisions relating to alcohol beverages, would expand the allowable growler size, clarifies alternating proprietorship abilities, and provides a sales tax exemption for alcoholic beverage manufacturers. Read More

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

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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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