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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

Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act

On December 20, 2019, the President signed into law the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020, which includes a one-year extension (through December 31, 2020) of the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBMTRA) provisions originally passed for a two-year …Read More

FDA Issues Final Rule on Gluten-Free Claims for Fermented Foods

The federal Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recently finalized regulations governing gluten-free claims for fermented and hydrolyzed foods, including beer and other alcohol beverages. The so called “final rule” directly applies to alcohol beverages that fall within FDA’s primary labeling …Read More

Franchise Legislation Referred to MA House Committee

A new draft (S.B. 2841) of the previous bill which passed the Senate, has been referred to House committee. The legislation allows a brewery with less than 250,000 barrels annual production to terminate a wholesaler in the absence of …Read More

New Jersey Bill Addresses Direct to Consumer Abilities

A.B. 4606 seeks to allow the holder of a limited brewery license, restricted brewery license, plenary winery license, farm winery license, out-of-State winery license, cidery and meadery license, or craft distillery license to directly ship or deliver to the residence …Read More

PA Looks to Create Alcohol Manufacturers Grant Fund

House Bill 2821 seeks to establish the Brewery, Distillery, and Winery Manufacturers COVID 19 Grant Program, with $20,000,000 of the money available to the Commonwealth under the CARES Act appropriated for the purpose of awarding grants under the program. Read More

Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act

On December 20, 2019, the President signed into law the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020, which includes a one-year extension (through December 31, 2020) of the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBMTRA) provisions originally passed for a two-year …Read More

CO Brew Pub Retail Sales Change Signed by Governor

Signed by the Governor, Senate Bill 194 allows a licensed brew pub to sell to the public in sealed containers for off-premises consumption malt liquors that are manufactured at a separate licensed brew pub under the same ownership as the …Read More

Alcohol Delivery Extension Signed by CO Governor

Signed into law, Senate Bill 213 seeks to allow the sale of alcohol as part of delivery or takeout orders through June 30, 2021. Read More

Home Delivery Law Passed in GA

Signed into law, House Bill 879 allows a packaged goods retailer to deliver malt beverages and wine in unbroken packages purchased by an individual for personal use to an address designated by such individual, subject to certain conditions. 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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