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WY Legislation Allowing Adjacent Site Privileges Fails

Failing to receive floor consideration, House Bill 96 sought to authorize holders of a microbrewery permit to dispense malt beverages in areas adjacent to its site. Read More

WY Samplng and Sales Changes Become Law

Signed into law, Senate Bill 13 specifies that a holder of a manufacturer’s license may dispense free samples at the site identified on the manufacturer’s license and that the manufactured product to be sampled or to be sold at satellite …Read More

Wyoming Proposal to Raise Excise Tax Stalls

Two bills, House Bill 155 and House Bill 166, which sought to significantly raise the excise taxes on alcohol beverages have failed to advance. Read More

Adjacent Location Bill Advances in WY

Under Senate consideration after being amended in the House, House Bill 96 authorizes holders of a microbrewery permit to dispense malt beverages in areas adjacent to its site. Read More

Wyoming Considers Expanded Distribution Privileges

Among other provisions, Senate Bill 43 would allow a licensed malt beverage wholesaler to sell malt beverages to a retail liquor licensee or malt beverage permittee outside its designated sales territory if the malt beverage wholesaler granted distribution rights in …Read More

Satellite Location Bill Introduced in WY

House Bill 96 would authorize holders of a microbrewery permit to dispense malt beverages in areas adjacent to its site and provides for the dispensing of malt beverages at satellite locations. Read More

WY Governor Signs Homebrew Bill

Signed by the Governor, Senate Bill 62 loosens restrictions on allowing homebrew at beer festivals and provides exemptions from certain penalties. Read More

Homebrew Restrictions Loosened in Wyoming Bill

Senate Bill 62 seeks to loosen restrictions on allowing homebrew at beer festivals and provides exemptions from certain penalties. Read More

New Wyoming Law Lowers Minimum Production

Signed into law, Senate File 144 sets a minimum annual production of 50 barrels (lowered from 100 barrels) for microbreweries. Read More

Wyoming Bill Seeks to Change Minimum Annual Production

Senate File 144 seeks to set a minimum annual production of 50 barrels (lowered from 100 barrels) for microbreweries. 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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