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OK Charitable Collab Bill Becomes Law

Becoming law with the Governor’s signature, S.B. 936 creates a Charitable Collaboration Brewer License. The license authorizes a licensee to sell beer to beer distributers, qualified persons out of the state, serve limited and free samples of the charitable collaboration …Read More

Sampling Bill Signed by Oklahoma Governor

Signed by the Governor, Senate Bill 813 authorizes the holder to provide certain amounts of alcohol free of charge to customers for consumption on the holder’s premises. Read More

OK Charitable Collab Bill Sent to Senate

Passing the House with amendments, S.B. 936 creates a Charitable Collaboration Brewer License. The license authorizes a licensee to sell beer to beer distributers, qualified persons out of the state, serve limited and free samples of the charitable collaboration beer, …Read More

OK Gov Signs Direct Sales Legislation

Signed by the Governor, S.B. 728 authorizes the holder of a mixed beverage license which is also a restaurant or an on-premises beer and wine license to directly purchase wine and beer from a winemaker and a small brewer respectively. Read More

Price Equity Bill Advances in OK Senate

Gaining committee approval in the Senate, H.B. 1643 provides that it is unlawful for licensees who sell alcoholic beverages to retailers to discriminate in price between retailers, grant discounts or rebates or other inducements. Read More

Brewery On-Premise Rights Expanded in OK

Signed into law, Senate Bill 819 allows for the consumption of drinks served at a brewery outside of the serving area (defined as the area of the bar where drinks are sold, prepared and served to paying customers). The measure …Read More

OK Charitable Collab Bill Amended

Passing House committee with amendments, S.B. 936 creates a Charitable Collaboration Brewer License. The license authorizes a licensee to sell beer to beer distributers, qualified persons out of the state, serve limited and free samples of the charitable collaboration beer, …Read More

OK Charitable Collab Bill Advances

Passing the Senate, SB 936 creates a Charitable Collaboration Brewer License authorizing a licensee to sell beer to beer distributers, qualified persons out of the state, serve limited and free samples of the charitable collaboration beer, consumers on the brewery …Read More

Wine Sales in Breweries OK’d in Oklahoma

Signed by the Governor, Senate Bill 1338 allows small brewer licensees to purchase wine in retail containers from the holder of a wholesaler license and to sell, offer for sale and possess wine for on-premises consumption. Read More

Barrelage Increase OK’d in Oklahoma

Signed into law, Senate Bill 1333 modifies the definition of “small brewer” to mean a brewer who manufactures less than 65,000 barrels of beer annually. Previously, a “small brewer” was defined as one who produced less than 25,000 barrels …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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