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Beer and Wine Sales Bill Awaits WA Governor’s Action

On the Governor’s desk for action, S.B. 5006 creates a new endorsement to allow wineries to serve beer and microbreweries to serve wine to their customers on-premise but restricts the offerings to three products and requires the products to be …Read More

WA Brewery Retail Licensing Bill Passes Legislature

Passing both chambers of the legislature, H.B. 2412 changes the number of retail licenses a domestic brewery and a microbrewery may hold, from two to four. These include an on/off premises tavern, beer/wine restaurant, spirits/beer/wine restaurant, or any combination thereof. …Read More

Farmer Market Sales Expansion Proposed in WA

House Bill 1947 would allow a microbrewery to sell beer of its own production in growlers and cans at retail for off-premises consumption at a qualifying farmers market. Currently, only bottles of beer can be sold. Read More

WA On-Site Sales Bill Advances

Passing the Senate, S.B. 5006 creates a new endorsement to allow wineries to serve beer and microbreweries to serve wine to their customers but restricts the offerings to three products and requires the products to be produced in Washington. Read More

Brewery Retail License Legislation Clear WA House Committee

Clearing initial committee consideration, H.B. 2412 changes the number of retail licenses a domestic brewery and a microbrewery may hold, from two to four. These include an on/off premises tavern, beer/wine restaurant, spirits/beer/wine restaurant, or any combination thereof. Read More

WA Keg Registration Bill Passes House

Passing the House, H.B. 2319 eliminates the requirement that the Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) adopt and administer a keg-identification program for sales of kegs and other containers of four gallons or more of malt liquor. Read More

Promotional Info Posting OK’d in Washington

Signed into law, S.B. 5394 authorizes liquor manufacturers, distributors, and their licensed representatives to post and share on their websites and social media accounts, promotional information and images, related to certain events at on-premises liquor retailers’ premises or licensed special …Read More

Tasting Room Violation Penalties Bill Approved by WA Gov

Signed into law, H.B. 2517 requires the Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) to adopt, by rule, a schedule of penalties applicable to a licensed alcohol manufacturer who has committed a regulatory violation as part of the licensee’s activities involving the …Read More

Tasting Room Violation Penalties Bill Before WA Gov

Before the Governor for action, H.B. 2517 requires the Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) to adopt, by rule, a schedule of penalties applicable to a licensed alcohol manufacturer who has committed a regulatory violation as part of the licensee’s activities …Read More

Growler Sales and Definition Bill Advances in WA

Now under Senate consideration, H.B. 2419 authorizes a qualifying microbrewery to sell growlers of beer to the public at a qualifying farmers market, defines “growler” as a sanitary container brought to an authorized premises by the purchaser, or provided by …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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