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CA Satellite Locations Legislation Sent to Governor

Before the Governor for action, Assembly Bill 2307 increases the limit, from six to eight, of authorized branch office locations for a licensed beer manufacturer and increases the corresponding limit, from two to four, on these branch locations being bona …Read More

CA Glassware Tied-House Exception on Governor’s Desk

Passed by the legislature and sent to the Governor, A.B. 2971, among a number of provisions, extends the current tied-house exception, until January 1, 2026, which authorizes a beer manufacturer to give, free of charge, up to five cases of …Read More

Spirits Direct Shipping Bill Passes CA Legislature

Agreed to by both chambers of the legislature, A.B. 920 authorizes (until January 1, 2024) a licensed craft distiller to directly ship distilled spirits manufactured or produced by the licensee at its premises to a consumer pursuant to certain requirements. Read More

CA Beer and Wine Licensee Bill Signed

Signed by the Governor, Assembly Bill 1734 allows the holder of a beer manufacturer’s license and a winegrower’s license that holds both of those licenses for a single premises to have alcoholic beverages that are authorized under those licenses at …Read More

Beer On-Sale Legislation Moves to CA Governor

Sent to the Governor for consideration, A.B. 2301 authorizes an on-sale retailer that is also a beer manufacturer to purchase alcoholic beverages from the licensed beer manufacturer, if the premises of production is located within five miles of the licensed …Read More

License Exchange Bill Considered by CA Governor

On the Governor’s desk, S.B. 298 authorizes any person that has a brewpub-restaurant license to exchange that license for a bona fide public eating place license subject to the approval of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC). Read More

CA Satellite Locations Legislation Amended in Senate

Amended on third reading in the Senate, Assembly Bill 2307 increases the limit, from six to eight, of authorized branch office locations for a licensed beer manufacturer and increases the corresponding limit, from two to four, on these branch locations …Read More

CA Glassware Tied-House Exception Clears Senate Committee

Clearing Senate committee, A.B. 2971, among a number of provisions, extends the current tied-house exception, until January 1, 2026, which authorizes a beer manufacturer to give, free of charge, up to five cases of retail advertising glassware to an on-sale …Read More

BA Files Comments on Proposed Changes to Brewer’s Notice Requirements

The Brewers Association has filed supportive comments on Tax and Trade Bureau Notice No. 212, Modernization of Qualification Requirements for Brewer’s Notices. With a goal of reducing burdens on industry members, the proposed amendments address the following issues: (1) eliminating the …Read More

Washington Brewers Challenge Oregon Self-Distribution, Direct-to-Consumer Laws

A lawsuit has been filed in Oregon U.S. District Court by several Washington brewers challenging the constitutionality of certain Oregon laws allowing in-state brewers to self-distribute and ship direct to consumers while denying out-of-state brewers those same abilities. The plaintiffs …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 (BA). 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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