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MI Considers Beer Definition Change

Senate Bill 1139 (part of a package of three bills addressing mixed spirits beverages) proposes a change to the definition of beer. Currently, “beer” is defined as a beverage obtained by alcoholic fermentation of an infusion or decoration of barley, …Read More

Alcohol Delivery Bill Intro’d in NJ

A.B. 4719 and companion S.B. 2952 seek to allow limited brewery licensees to deliver beer to a consumer’s residence and alcoholic beverage retailers and craft distilleries to sell and deliver alcoholic beverages and mixed drinks for consumption off the licensed …Read More

Brewery License Fees Waived under NJ Proposal

Assembly Bill 4700 and companion Senate Bill 2950 seek to waive the renewal fees to hold a limited brewery license and restricted brewery license (brewpub). The bill further allows municipal governing bodies to also waive the municipal renewal fees to …Read More

Alcohol Delivery Bill Awaits OH Gov’s Action

Passing both legislative chambers, House Bill 669 allows bars, restaurants, small breweries, micro-distilleries, and wineries (qualified permit holders) to sell alcoholic beverages in sealed, covered cups or other containers for off-premises consumption, including via delivery (drinks may include beer, wine, …Read More

Alcohol Tax Increase Proposed in Oregon

The Oregon Health Authority’s 2021-23 budget request includes a proposal to increase the tax on beer, wine, and cider by an as yet undetermined amount, although the associated line item references a total amount of $293 million. The additional …Read More

Take-Out Alcohol with Food Provisions Intro’d in RI

S.B. 2928 would authorize certain retail license holders to sell alcoholic beverages with take-out food orders. This act would take effect upon passage and would sunset on December 31, 2021. Read More

Brewery Sales Bill Signed by SC Governor

Signed by the Governor, S.B. 993 addresses festival permits and sampling at festivals and also includes a provision increasing the maximum amount of beer that may be sold to an individual per day for off-premises consumption by a brewery from …Read More

SC Brewer-Distributor Relations Addressed in Bill Signed by Gov

Signed into law, S.B. 1099 specifies certain actions which beer manufacturers, brewers, and importers are prohibited from taking in business relations with wholesalers (with exceptions for written agreements between both parties), relating to marketing data and funding, shipping product quantities …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

TTB Issues Ruling Affecting Voluntary Calorie Statements on Labels

In Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) Ruling 2020-1 TTB expands the tolerances for voluntary calorie statements on labels and in advertisements for wine, distilled spirits, and malt beverages which will make the tolerances more consistent with the food labeling regulations …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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