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Brewery Retail Sales Bill Passes WI Assembly

Passing the Assembly, A.B. 434 seeks to prohibit a brewer from making retail sales of beer and intoxicating liquor during hours in which a Class B licensed premises must be closed, i.e. between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 …Read More

WI Bill Addressing Brewery Retail Sales Hours Advances

Passing the Assembly, A.B. 434 seeks, among several provisions, to prohibit a brewer from making retail sales of beer and intoxicating liquor during hours in which a Class B licensed premises must be closed, i.e. between the hours of 2 …Read More

Brewery Retail Sales Hours Addressed in WI

Among several provisions, companions A.B. 434 and S.B. 395 seek to prohibit a brewer from making retail sales of beer and intoxicating liquor during hours in which a Class B licensed premises must be closed, i.e. between the hours of …Read More

New WI Alcohol Enforcement Office Stalls in Committee

Failing to advance from committee, S.B. 801 sought to create an Office of Alcohol Beverages Enforcement and a new permit for resort manufacturers. Read More

Please Contact Your State Legislators to Support Wisconsin Brewers

The Wisconsin Brewers Guild has requested that beer enthusiasts take action to support the state’s small and independent brewers and the community of beer drinkers. Please read the following information provided by the Wisconsin Brewers Guild. The Wisconsin Brewers Guild strongly opposes …Read More

WI Legislation would Create State-Certified Beer

A.B. 826/S.B. 698 create a process for certification of fermented malt beverages (beer) by the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection as “state-certified Wisconsin beer.” Read More

Brewpub Rights Expand Under WI Distillpub Bill

A.B. 492 and companion S.B. 418 create a distillpub permit authorizing the manufacture, rectification, and sale of intoxicating liquor. Additionally, if a brewpub also holds a distillpub permit in the same name, the brewpub may hold any retail license …Read More

Wisconsin Legislative Proposal Impacts Three-Tier

A legislative proposal has been unveiled that its lead sponsor believes will start the discussion on how to improve the three-tier system. Among a variety of provisions, the proposal, dubbed Cheers Wisconsin!, would increase the production cap for brewpubs from …Read More

Wisconsin Craft Beverage Coalition Formed

The Wisconsin Craft Beverage Coalition, whose members include the Wisconsin Brewers Guild, the Wisconsin Winery Association, and the Wisconsin Distillers Guild, has been formed to promote the interests of the state’s craft beverage producers. The coalition was formed, at …Read More

Growler Sales Addressed in Wisconsin Bill

Amended in committee, Senate Bill 283 authorizes a brewer, at the request of a customer, to package and sell at retail, on brewery premises or at the brewer’s off-site retail outlet, refillable containers of the brewer’s own beer and of …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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