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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

TTB Issues Ruling on Use of Gluten Content Statements in Labeling and Advertising

In the wake of Food & Drug Administration (FDA) publishing final rules for making “gluten-free” claims on fermented and hydrolyzed foods, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) released Ruling 2020-2 addressing its policies towards gluten claims. …Read More

DoJ Requires Divestiture in ABI Acquisition of CBA

The Department of Justice (DoJ) announced it is requiring Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (ABI), its wholly-owned subsidiary Anheuser-Busch Companies LLC (AB Companies), and Craft Brew Alliance Inc. (CBA) to divest CBA’s entire Kona brand business in the state of Hawaii and …Read More

LA Bill Would Limit Local Authority over Alcohol Sales

House Bill 44 suspends the authority of a parish or municipality to prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages or to limit the time of operation of any establishment selling alcoholic beverages during any COVID-19 public emergency until one year after …Read More

Tax Credit Considered in Louisiana

Awaiting floor debate, H.B. 37 authorizes a one-time income tax credit for the amount of annual state license or permit fees imposed by the commissioner of alcohol and tobacco control and paid by the owners or operators of restaurant establishments …Read More

Permit Fee Relief Moves in LA Senate

Amended in the Senate to include breweries, microbreweries, and microdistilleries that offer on-site retail consumption, S.B. 18 provides that a permit holder that timely paid its operating permit fees and its malt beverages or beverages of low alcoholic content permit …Read More

Tasting Room Bill Before Michigan Governor

Passing the legislature and before the Governor for action, Senate Bill 665 amends the Michigan Liquor Control Code to allow a brewer producing less than 120,000 barrels and that is not licensed as a micro brewer to sell its beer …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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