Facebook pixel Current Issues - Brewers Association
Skip to content
Displaying results 1-10 of 3400

New York Non-Alc sales and Definition Bill Amended

Amended and rereferred to committee, A.B. 8945/S.B. 7864 authorize the sale of non-alcoholic versions of alcoholic beverages by licensees and wholesalers and defines non-alcoholic versions of alcoholic beverages. Read More

PA Sales Hour Extension Bill Passes House

Now in Senate committee, H.B. 2150 would, among several provisions, allow breweries that provide on-premise consumption to remain open past midnight on New Year’s Eve until 2 a.m. on New Year’s Day. Read More

RI Keg Sales Legislation Moves to House

Now under House committee consideration, S.B. 2695 would allow for holders of a manufacturer’s license to sell one 1/6 barrel keg of malt beverage, produced on the premises, per day. Read More

RI Self-Distribution Prohibition Held in Committee

Held for further study, House Bill 8024 prohibits manufacturers of alcoholic beverages from holding or having any interest in a wholesaler license. Read More

Franchise Legislation Considered in MA

Passing the House, H.B. 4477 provides that any distiller, manufacturer, importer or producer which obtains or acquires in any manner the right to sell, ship or distribute any brand item shall stand in the place of, and be subject to, …Read More

Hemp Derived CBD Prohibition Enacted in MA

The Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission has issued an advisory stating it is unlawful to manufacture and/or sell food or beverages containing hemp derived CBD and/or THC (applies to alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages) and that these products must be removed …Read More

Brand Extension Bill Intro’d in Michigan

S.B. 868 would 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 specify that new products …Read More

NH Keg Sales Bill Moves to Senate

Clearing initial Senate committee consideration, H.B. 1321 provides for repealing penalties for the sale of kegs of malt beverages without a receipt. Read More

MD Governor Signs Bill Removing Brewery Sales Restrictions

Signed into law, Senate Bill 1041 establishes direct-to-consumer alcoholic beverages permits authorizing the direct delivery of beer, wine, or liquor to a consumer and repeals off-premises sales restrictions for Class 5 brewery license holders. Read More

CA Beer Manufacturer Retail Expansion Bill Advances

Now under Senate consideration, A.B. 2174 would allow beer manufacturers to obtain a Beer Caterer’s Permit to sell up to 155 gallons of beer for consumption at certain events, such as a convention or sporting event. Read More

Displaying results 1-10 of 3400

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.

See Pete's Articles