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Low Alc Beverage Bill Signed in VA

Signed into law, S.B. 1428 would prohibit the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority from selling in government stores low alcohol beverage coolers not manufactured by licensed distillers. Under current law, the Board may sell any low alcohol beverage coolers …Read More

Low Alc Beverage Bill on VA Governor’s Desk

Awaiting gubernatorial action, S.B. 1428 would prohibit the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority from selling in government stores low alcohol beverage coolers not manufactured by licensed distillers. Under current law, the Board may sell any low alcohol beverage coolers …Read More

VA Low Alc Cooler Provision Advances

Passing the Senate, S.B. 1428 would prohibit the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority from selling in government stores low alcohol beverage coolers not manufactured by licensed distillers. Under current law, the Board may sell any low alcohol beverage coolers …Read More

VA ABC Stores Sales Restriction Proposed

S.B. 1428 would prohibit the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority from selling in government stores low alcohol beverage coolers not manufactured by licensed distillers. Under current law, the Board may sell any low alcohol beverage coolers in government stores. Read More

Cross Category sales Considered in Virginia

House Bill 1735 expands the privileges of limited brewery licensees by allowing them to sell at retail wine manufactured by farm winery licensees for on-premises consumption and expands the privileges of farm winery licensees by allowing them to sell at …Read More

Brewery Sales Expansion to be Considered in VA

Pre-filed for the 2021 session, House Bill 1735 seeks to expand the privileges of limited brewery licensees by allowing them to sell at retail wine manufactured by farm winery licensees for on-premises consumption. The bill also expands the privileges …Read More

Bill Creating VA Internet Beer Retailer License Becomes Law

Signed by the Governor, Senate Bill 695 creates an internet beer retailer license, which would authorize persons located within or outside the Commonwealth to sell and ship beer in closed containers to persons in the Commonwealth to whom beer may …Read More

Virginia At Rest Provision Becomes Law

Signed by the Governor, House Bill 820 and companion S.B. 382 require that before any wine or beer may be delivered to a retail licensee for resale, such wine or beer must first be delivered to the licensed premises of …Read More

Bill Creating VA Internet Beer Retailer Licence on Gov’s Desk

Before the Governor for action, Senate Bill 695 creates an internet beer retailer license, which would authorize persons located within or outside the Commonwealth to sell and ship beer in closed containers to persons in the Commonwealth to whom beer …Read More

VA Local Tax Expansion Legislation Fails

Failing to clear committee, Senate Bill 115 increases from four percent to eight percent the maximum tax that any county is authorized to impose on food and beverages sold by a restaurant, commonly referred to as the meals tax. The …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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