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WV Governor Signs Brewing and Distilling Legislation

Signed into law, House Bill 3098 allows the same business owner to both brew and sell beer and distill and sell liquor. Read More

Homebrew Bill Advances in West Virginia

Passing the House, H.B. 4158 provides that a person at least 21 years of age may manufacture alcoholic liquor for personal or family use, with the household amount limited to 100 gallons per calendar year if there are two or …Read More

WV Home Manufacure Bill Advances

Passing the House, H.B. 4158 provides that a person at least 21 years of age may manufacture alcoholic liquor for personal or family use, with the household amount limited to 100 gallons per calendar year if there are two or …Read More

Temporary License Considered in WV

House Bill 2168 seeks to authorize temporary 30 day licenses for out-of-state nonintoxicating beer brewers to import beer for test marketing and distribute to festivals and samplings. Read More

ABV and Growler Changes Approved by WV Governor

Signed into law by the Governor, Senate Bill 529, among a variety of provisions, removes the two-growler limit per patron per day for licensees who sell growlers for off premises consumption; increases allowable growler size to no larger than 128 …Read More

ABV and Growler Changes Clear WV Legislature

Passing both chambers of the legislature, Senate Bill 529, among a variety of provisions, removes the two-growler limit per patron per day for licensees who sell growlers for off premises consumption; increases allowable growler size to no larger than 128 …Read More

Unlimited Growler sales on Tap in WV

Among several provisions, Senate Bill 353 seeks to allow growler licensees to sell growlers to patrons without quantity restrictions. Read More

Municipal Beer Tax Proposed in WV

H.B. 2985 would grant authority to municipalities to impose taxes on beer and nonintoxicating beer and on purchases of beer and nonintoxicating beer outside corporate limits of municipalities for the benefit of counties and municipalities. Read More

Sampling Expansion Considered in West Virginia

House Bill 2563 would allow licensed brewpubs and certain retail licensees to serve complimentary samples of nonintoxicating beer or nonintoxicating craft beer manufactured in the State of West Virginia. Read More

WV Considers ABV Increase

H.B. 3074 seeks to increase the volume of alcohol that nonintoxicating beer and nonintoxicating craft beer may contain from twelve to eighteen percent. 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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