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Bill Seeks to Expand Direct Sales Privileges in Hawaii

Both bills passing their respective chambers, Senate Bill 1151 and House Bill 770 authorize brewpubs and small craft producer pubs with a liquor license to sell for off-premises consumption malt beverages purchased from another liquor licensee and authorizes restaurants and …Read More

Off-Premise Sales Considered in Hawaii

Senate Bill 1151 and House Bill 770 authorize brewpubs and small craft producer pubs with a liquor license to sell for off-premises consumption malt beverages purchased from another liquor licensee and authorizes restaurants and retail dealers with a liquor license …Read More

Hawaii Bill Defines Growler and Addresses Sales

Companions House Bill 217 and Senate Bill 221 permit the liquor commission to allow a restaurant licensee to sell malt beverages manufactured on the restaurant premises in brewery-sealed kegs and growlers and define “growler” as a glass or metal container, …Read More

Bills Seek to Reduce Hawaii Beer Tax

Companion legislation House Bill 718 and Senate Bill 759 seek to reduce the per gallon tax rate to twenty-seven cents on beer sold in barrels for the first 60,000 barrels of annual production. Read More

Powdered Alcohol Addressed in Hawaii’s HB 348

House Bill 348 defines and prohibits the consumption, purchase, possession, or sale of powdered alcohol. Read More

Hawaii House Bill Seeks to Repeal Existing Container Deposit Program

H.B. 167 would repeal the Deposit Beverage Container Program. Read More

Hawaii Governor Signs Bill that Removes Brewpub Production Limits, Allows Growler Sales and More

Signed into law by the Governor, S.B. 3042 removes the requirement that a class 14 brewpub licensee manufacture not more than thirty thousand barrels of malt beverages and creates a new license (class 18) for a small craft producer pub …Read More

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Senators Hirono and Heinrich join Senate Small Brewers Caucus

Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and  Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) are the newest members of the the Senate Bipartisan Small Brewers Caucus. There are now 28 Senate Caucus members, representing 22 states. The Senate Bipartisan Small Brewers Caucus was created in June 2011 …Read More

Representative Hirono (HI) Latest Co-sponsor on Small Brewer Excise Tax Reduction Legislation

Hawaii Congresswoman Mazie Hirono recently signed on to co-sponsor HR 4278.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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