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Texas Expanded Brewpub Priviliges Bill Amended

Amended in committee to remove contract brewing provisions, Senate Bill 1226 would allow brewpubs to conduct tastings and samplings at retailer locations. Read More

Proposal Seeks to Abolish Texas ABC

Referred to subcommittee, House Bill 4069 and companion S.B. 1975 seek to abolish the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission and the transfer of the regulation of alcoholic beverages to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. Read More

Texas Brewers Guild and Director Honored

H.R. 565 honors Charles Vallhonrat and the members of the State Craft Brewers Guild for providing vital help to their neighbors during Winter Storm Uri. Read More

Proposal Seeks to Abolish Texas ABC

House Bill 4069 and companion S.B. 1975 seek to abolish the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission and the transfer of the regulation of alcoholic beverages to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. Read More

TX Contract Brewing Bill Intro’d

H.B. 4092 addresses issues related to sampling, tastings, and contract brewing arrangements for brewpub license holders. Read More

Expanded Brewpub Priviliges Proposed in Texas

Senate Bill 1226 seeks to add the following abilities to the holders of brewpub licenses: conduct samplings of malt beverages, including tastings, at a retailer’s premises; and enter into a contract brewing arrangement whereby the holder of a brewpub permit …Read More

Label Approval Changes Effective in Texas

The Alcohol Beverage Commission (TABC) has implemented changes replacing the current label approval process with TABC product registration. This is now the required process of getting TABC authorization before alcoholic beverages can enter the distribution stream. Read More

Alcohol To-Go and Delivery Issues Subject of TX Bill

House Bill 983 addresses issues related to the pickup and delivery of alcoholic beverages for off-premises consumption. Read More

Executive Order Limitations Proposed in Texas

Pre-filed for the 2021 session, HJR 40 proposes a constitutional amendment to prohibit the governor from regulating alcoholic beverages, firearms, explosives, or combustibles by order or proclamation. Read More

Texas ABC Issues Merchandising Guidance

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission has issued guidance addressing the legality of common merchandising services provided by distributors to retailers. Although released on November 22, the document has yet to be posted to the Commission’s web site. 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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