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Texas Expanded Brewpub Priviliges Bill Amended

Amended in committee to remove contract brewing provisions, Senate Bill 1226 would allow brewpubs to conduct tastings and samplings at retailer locations. Read More

Proposal Seeks to Abolish Texas ABC

Referred to subcommittee, House Bill 4069 and companion S.B. 1975 seek to abolish the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission and the transfer of the regulation of alcoholic beverages to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. Read More

Texas Brewers Guild and Director Honored

H.R. 565 honors Charles Vallhonrat and the members of the State Craft Brewers Guild for providing vital help to their neighbors during Winter Storm Uri. Read More

Low Alc Beverage Bill Signed in VA

Signed into law, S.B. 1428 would prohibit the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority from selling in government stores low alcohol beverage coolers not manufactured by licensed distillers. Under current law, the Board may sell any low alcohol beverage coolers …Read More

WA To-Go Bill Continues to Advance

Passing both legislative chambers, House Bill 1480 includes authorizations related to curbside delivery and takeout service or delivery of alcohol products, the sale by restaurants of premixed cocktails, cocktail kits, and wine drinks, and the sale of growlers by certain …Read More

Alcohol Licensees Sales Abilities Enhanced in WV

Passed by the legislature, House Bill 2025 provides liquor, wine, and beer licensees with new concepts developed during the State of Emergency utilizing new technology to provide greater freedom to operate in a safe and responsible manner. Read More

Online Sales for Pickup Bill Amended in WI

Amended prior to passing the Senate, S.B. 56 would allow most alcohol beverage retailers to make online or telephone sales of alcohol beverages to be picked up by the customer at parking spaces that are part of the retail licensed …Read More

Wyoming Satellite Permit Bill Signed

Signed by the Governor, H.B. 159 increases from one to two the number of satellite permits that a local government may issue to a liquor manufacturer. Read More

Distribution Issues Addressed in NV Bill

Among several provisions, S.B. 307 authorizes a person who operates one or more brew pubs to manufacture and sell an additional 20,000 barrels of malt beverages to an out-of-state wholesaler. Additionally, the bill imposes several restrictions on suppliers relative …Read More

NH Contract Brewing Bill Advances to House

Passing the Senate with amendments, Senate Bill 125 makes changes to the requirements for serving samples for beverage manufacturers and nano breweries; provides for contract brewing arrangements for nano breweries and brew pubs; and requires reports for intrastate direct shippers …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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