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SD Educational Use Alcohol Bill Signed

Signed by the Governor, H.B. 1081 exempts from alcoholic beverage regulations certain uses of alcohol by postsecondary institutions. Read More

Alcohol in Education Bill Advances in SD

Passing the House, H.B. 1081 would exempt from alcoholic beverage regulations certain uses of alcohol by postsecondary institutions. Read More

Pro Brewer Legislation Signed by SD Gov

Signed into law, Senate Bill 173 raises the production cap on microbreweries to 30,000 barrels under which a manufacturer may maintain on-site sales rights. Additionally, a licensed microbrewery may self-distribute 1,500 barrels annually, may hold on the licensed premises an …Read More

Comprehensive Alcohol Reform Passes in SD

Signed into law, House Bill 1070 seeks to revise and repeal a broad range of provisions pertaining to alcoholic beverages. Read More

Sponsorships Approved in South Dakota

Signed by the Governor, House Bill 1157 authorizes alcohol manufacturers and wholesalers to enter into sponsorship agreements with certain alcohol retail licensees. Read More

Legislation Providing Benefits for SD Brewers on Gov’s Desk

Awaiting gubernatorial action, Senate Bill 173 raises the production cap on microbreweries to 30,000 barrels under which a manufacturer may maintain on-site sales rights. Additionally, a licensed microbrewery may self-distribute 1,500 barrels annually, may hold on the licensed premises an …Read More

Legislation Provides Limited Benefits for SD Brewers

Senate Bill 173 raises the production cap from 5,000 to 12,000 barrels under which a manufacturer may maintain on-site sales rights and allows up to three other retail locations. Self-distribution, however, would remain illegal. Read More

Pricing Addressed in SD Legislation

S.B. 101 seeks to prohibit discriminatory malt beverage pricing between suppliers and wholesalers. Read More

Comprehensive Alcohol Reform Advances in SD

Passing the House and under Senate consideration, House Bill 1070 seeks to revise and repeal a broad range of provisions pertaining to alcoholic beverages. Read More

Sponsorships Considered in South Dakota

House Bill 1157 authorizes alcohol manufacturers and wholesalers to enter into sponsorship agreements with certain alcohol retail licensees. 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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