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Agri-Tourism Resolution Adopted in WV House

Adopted in the House, HCR 79 seeks to create a plan of incentives to encourage small businesses based in agri-tourism, craft breweries, distilleries, vineyards, wineries, and other specialized agricultural tourism interests to locate or relocate to West Virginia. Read More

Festival Sales Proposal Earns WV Governor’s Nod

Signed into law, Senate Bill 534, among a host of provisions, would permit authorized brewers, resident brewers, wineries, farm wineries, distilleries, mini-distilleries, and micro-distilleries a limited off-site retail privilege at private fair and festivals for off-premises consumption sales; would allow …Read More

Non-Alc Display Bills Approved by VA Governor

Signed into law by the Governor, companions S.B. 809 and H.B. 1979 require licensees that sell wine and beer for off-premises consumption, when displaying such wine and beer outside a clearly discernible location reserved solely for alcoholic beverages, to not …Read More

BAC Bill Stalls in Washington

Stalling in committee, Senate Bill 5002 would lower the allowable blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit to .05. Read More

Alc/Non-Alc Labeling Bill Signed into Law

Signed into law, Senate Bill 173, among a host of provisions, requires the withholding of approval for malt beverage labeling and packaging to be sold by an off-premise beer retailer if the label or packaging for the malted beverage is …Read More

Low-Proof Beverage Legislation Paused in WA

Seemingly stalled in committee, companion bills S.B. 5375 and H.B. 1344 provide a definition of “low-proof beverage” to mean any beverage that is 16 ounces or less and that contains more than 0.5 percent alcohol by volume and less than …Read More

VT Container Legislation Moves to Senate

Amended prior to House passage, House Bill 158 seeks to require all manufacturers and distributors of covered beverages to participate in a producer responsibility organization that manages the collection and disposition of beverage containers. In addition, the bill would increase …Read More

WA Container Deposit Bill Amended Again in Committee

Amended a second time in committee, H.B. 1131 requires producers of certain paper products and packaging (covered PPP) to participate in and fund the operations of a producer responsibility organization (PRO) to collect and manage covered PPP from consumers; make …Read More

Reciprocal Direct Shipping Bill Intro’d in Vermont

House Bill 272 seeks to limit the issuance of out-of-state malt beverage consumer shipping licenses to breweries that are located in states that allow Vermont brewers to acquire consumer shipping licenses. Read More

Satellite Location Bill Intro’d in VT

S.B. 107 seeks to allow holders of a manufacturer’s or rectifier’s license to acquire a first-class license to sell their products at a tasting room that is not located on property contiguous with the manufacturing location. 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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