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Additional Permits Allowed under South Carolina Bill

Senate Bill 165 would allow licensed breweries to acquire additional on-premise beer and wine permits. Read More

Beer Sales and Transfer Bill Intro’d in SC

Pre-filed and sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee, S.B. 164 seeks to remove production requirements relating to sales of beer on-premise at a brewery and to provide for the warehousing and transfer of beer. Read More

On-Premise Sales Cap Removal Proposed in SC

Senate Bill 166 seeks to remove the limitation on beer sales on brewery premises. Read More

SC Charitable Donation Bill Signed by Gov

Signed into law, S.B. 114 allows suppliers or wholesalers of beer, wine and liquor to donate these products to a non-profit organization for sale and on-premises consumption at a special non-profit event for which a new special non-profit license has …Read More

SC Small Producer Sales and Distribution Bill Becomes Law

Signed into law, Senate Bill 275 allows a brewery brewing and selling beer on its permitted premises to apply for a permit to sell alcoholic liquor by the drink for consumption within a specified area under certain conditions and provides …Read More

SC Charitable Donation Bill Passes Legislature

Passing both chambers of the legislature, S.B. 114 allows suppliers or wholesalers of beer, wine and liquor to donate these products to a non-profit organization for sale and on-premises consumption at a special non-profit event for which a new special …Read More

SC Small Producer Sales and Distribution Bill Advances

Passing the Senate and initial House committee consideration, Senate Bill 275 would allow breweries to sell liquor by the drink for on-premises consumption and for brewpubs to begin distributing beer through the wholesale tier. Read More

SC Charitable Donation Bill Passes Senate

Passed by the Senate, S.B. 114 allows suppliers or wholesalers of beer, wine and liquor to donate these products to a non-profit organization for sale and on-premises consumption at a special non-profit event for which a new special non-profit license …Read More

SC Small Producer Sales and Distribution Bill Advances

Passing the Senate, Senate Bill 275 would allow breweries to sell liquor by the drink for on-premises consumption and for brewpubs to begin distributing beer through the wholesale tier. Read More

SC Charitable Bill Moves

Amended in committee, S.B. 114 allows suppliers or wholesalers of beer, wine and liquor to donate these products to a non-profit organization for sale and on-premises consumption at a special non-profit event for which a new special non-profit license has …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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