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NH Brewpub Licensing Bill in Conference

Before a conference committee for consideration, H.B. 1380 seeks to allow a licensed brewpub to hold an additional on-premise or off-premise license as long as the licensee does not hold any other type of manufacturing license. The bill restricts a …Read More

Refillable Container Bill Clears NH Legislature

Passing both legislative chambers, House Bill 1334 provides that where a licensee is authorized the retail sale of beer in a refillable container, such licensee, at his sole discretion, may fill such refillable container with his product regardless of the …Read More

Direct Shipping Measure Sent to NY Senate

Returned to the Senate following Assembly consideration, Senate Bill 2852 authorizes the direct intrastate and interstate shipment of liquor, cider, mead, and braggot. Read More

Alcohol Omnibus Signed by NC Governor

Signed by the Governor, S.B. 527 among a host of provisions, would: exclude ready-to-drink cocktails from the mixed beverage charge; allow industry members to provide up to $600 (currently $300) worth of retailer advertising specialty items and product displays per …Read More

Amended in the House, PA RTD Bill Returns to Senate

Returned to the Senate following multiple House amendments, S. B. 688 defines ready-to-drink (RTD) cocktails as a beverage, composed in part of distilled liquor, combined with other nonalcoholic ingredients, carbonated or still, by whatever name the beverage may be called, …Read More

NH Keg Sales Bill Clears Legislature

Approved by both chambers of the legislature, H.B. 1321 provides for repealing penalties for the sale of kegs of malt beverages without a receipt. Read More

Tenant Brewing Bill Considered in NH Committee

The subject of conference committee deliberation, House Bill 1358 seeks to expand tenant brewing to include manufacturers of wine and liquor. Read More

IL Bill Addressing Alc/Non-Alc Retail Issues on Gov’s Desk

Sent to the Governor for consideration, Senate Bill 2625 provides that no retail establishment with a retail sales floor that exceeds 2,500 square feet shall display alcohol-infused products and co-branded alcoholic beverages immediately adjacent to similar products that are not …Read More

LA Bill Addressing Transfers Signed into law

Signed by the Governor, H.B. 882 with respect to transfers from a permitted microbrewery to another permitted microbrewery, changes the minimum requirement of a receiving microbrewery from a 10-barrel brewing system to a 5-barrel brewing system. Read More

Brand Extension Bill Passes Michigan Senate

Passing the Senate, S.B. 868 seeks to amend the Michigan Liquor Control Code to modify the definitions of “brand” and “brand extension” for certain alcoholic beverages. Specifically, a brand would include various names of the supplier, and the bill would …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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