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See the latest national and state-level government affairs issues including news and announcements from the Brewers Association and members of the House and Senate Small Brewers Caucus.

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ND Sales and Transfer Bill Signed into Law

Signed into law by the Governor, S.B. 2343 addresses retail sales and beer transfers for microbrew pub and brewer taproom license holders. Read More

North Dakota Sales and Transfer Bill Advances

Passing the Senate, S.B. 2343 addresses retail sales and beer transfers for microbrew pub and brewer taproom license holders. Read More

ND Beer Transfer Bill Fails

Failing to pass the Senate, S.B. 2137 sought to allow brewpubs and brewer taproom license holders the ability to transfer beer between other brewpubs and taprooms under common ownership. Read More

Multiple Taproom Licence Legislation Signed into Law

Signed into law, Senate Bill 2325 would allow multiple taproom licenses to brewers with an annual production of 25,000 barrels or less. Read More

North Dakota Legal Drinking Age Bill Fails to Pass House

Failing to pass the House, House Bill 1225 would allow members of the military between the ages of 18 and 21 to purchase and consume alcoholic beverages on military installations within the state if so authorized by the commanding officer …Read More

Multiple Taproom Licence Legislation Passes North Dakota Senate

Passing the Senate, Senate Bill 2325 would allow multiple taproom licenses to brewers with an annual production of 25,000 barrels or less. Read More

Multiple Taproom Licenses Considered in North Dakota

Senate Bill 2325 would allow multiple taproom licenses to brewers with an annual production of 25,000 barrels or less. Read More

North Dakota Considering Allowing Military Members 18-21 Purchasing/Consuming Alcohol

House Bill 1225 would allow members of the military between the ages of 18 and 21 to purchase and consume alcoholic beverages on military installations within the state if so authorized by the commanding officer of that installation. 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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