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OR Bill Deals with Charitable Sales of Alcohol

S.B. 394 would allow nonprofit or charitable organization to sell alcoholic beverages at auction or through raffle once in three-month period. Read More

Canadian IDs Considered for Alcohol Sales in OR

H.B. 2606 would include identification cards issued by a province or territory of Canada as acceptable forms of identification for purchase of alcoholic beverages. Read More

Sales Expansion Considered in Oregon

House Bill 2742 seeks to allow a holder of off-premises sales license to sell factory-sealed containers of malt beverages that hold more than seven gallons. Read More

Oregon Guidance Addresses Seltzer-Malt Beverage Issues

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has issued guidance addressing when a hard seltzer qualifies as a malt beverage. Read More

Alcohol Tax Increase Proposed in Oregon

The Oregon Health Authority’s 2021-23 budget request includes a proposal to increase the tax on beer, wine, and cider by an as yet undetermined amount, although the associated line item references a total amount of $293 million. The additional …Read More

Oregon Addresses Alcohol and CBD Legalities

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) has amended its regulations “with an effective date of Jan. 1, 2020, making it a violation for any licensee or permittee to manufacture, store, transport, sell, or offer to sell an alcoholic beverage that …Read More

Farm Brewery ChangesBecome Law in Oregon

Signed by the Governor, S.B. 287 authorizes a farm brewery to be established as a permitted use on land zoned for exclusive farm use or mixed farm and forest use provided the farm brewery: produces less than 150,000 barrels of …Read More

Farm Brewery Changes Move in Oregon

Under consideration in the House, S.B. 287 authorizes a farm brewery to be established as a permitted use on land zoned for exclusive farm use or mixed farm and forest use provided the farm brewery: produces less than 150,000 barrels …Read More

Oregon Farm Brewery Bill Amended

Amended prior to passing the Senate, S.B. 287 establishes standards for establishment of farm breweries on lands zoned for exclusive farm use or mixed farm and forest use for breweries that annually produce under 150,000 barrels of malt beverages total …Read More

Oregon Farm Brewery Standards Proposed

S.B. 287 establishes standards for establishment of farm breweries that produce less than 150,000 gallons of malt beverages on lands zoned for exclusive farm use or mixed farm and forest use. 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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