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Kentucky Guild Submits Protest Letter for a Potential ABI Wholesaler Acquisition

The Kentucky Guild of Brewers has filed a formal protest with the state Alcohol Beverage Commission regarding the attempted acquisition of an Owensboro wholesaler by Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI), expressing concern that market access options for small brewers would be significantly …Read More

Small Brewer Federal Excise Tax Legislation Continues to Gain Congressional Support

Small brewer excise tax recalibration legislation, The Small Brewer Reinvestment and Expanding Workforce Act (Small BREW Act) continues to gain support in both chambers of the 113th U.S. Congress. H.R. 494 was introduced on February 5 by Representatives Jim Gerlach …Read More

California Retail Food Code Exemption Bill Waiting for Governor’s Action

Before the Governor for action, Senate Bill 1235 seeks to expand an exemption from provisions of the California Retail Food Code (CRFC) for premises set aside for a beer tasting facility that currently serves chips and pretzels to include prepackaged, …Read More

California Bill Seeks to Allow Packaged Beer Sales at Farmers Markets

After passing the Senate an amended version of California Craft Brewers Association-sponsored A.B. 2004 has been referred to an Assembly committee. The bill seeks to allow a beer manufacturer to sell packaged beer at a farmers market (with certain restrictions) …Read More

New California Law Allows Homebrewed Beer to be Served at Events Held by Nonprofit Organizations

Signed into law, Assembly Bill 2609 adds a new provision to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act that allows nonprofit organizations established for the purpose of promoting home brewing to serve beer at fundraising events subject to specified conditions; and provides …Read More

California Bill Seeks Additional Condition Under Which Beer May Be Returned

Amended in the Senate and returned to the Assembly for concurrence, A.B. 2010 adds beer that a brewer considers to have “product quality” issues to the list of conditions under which beer may be returned to a wholesaler or manufacturer. …Read More

Pennsylvania Congressmen Visit Victory Brewing Company’s New Parkesburg Facility

Victory Brewing Company’s Bill Covaleski and Ron Barchet recently hosted two Congressmen at their new 160,000 square foot Parkesburg, Pa facility—small brewery champion Representative Jim Gerlach (R-PA 6th District) and the newest member of the House Small Brewers Caucus, Representative Pat Meehan (R-PA 7th District). As supporters of craft …Read More

California Governor Brown Signs Bill to Prevent Keg Theft

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed AB 2203 sponsored by California Craft Brewers Association, that will make it illegal for any person to obliterate, mutilate or mark out the manufacturers name on a metal keg without the written consent of the …Read More

New Permit in DC Allows Breweries to Sell Pints in Tasting Rooms

A new permit is now available to District breweries that will allow customers to purchase and drink the brewery’s beer while visiting the facility. 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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Pete Johnson

State & Regulatory Affairs Manager

Pete Johnson serves as the State & Regulatory Affairs Manager for the Brewers Association. 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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