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Resolution Urges Support of NJ Alcohol Businesses

Assembly Resolution 164 urges New Jersey residents to purchase beer, wine, and spirits made in New Jersey and support this State’s beer, wine, and spirits industries. Read More

Alcohol Services Guidance Issued

The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board has issued new guidelines today that will allow unlicensed websites and smartphone applications to provide alcohol services in the District. Read More

Indigenous Alcohol Week Proclaimed

Assembly Joint Resolution 80 designates second full week in May of each year as “New Jersey Beer, Wine and Spirits Week” and Wednesday of that week as “New Jersey Restaurant Day.” Read More

Duplicate License Bill Becomes Law

Signed into law by the Governor, A.B. 2010 imposes a maximum of six duplicate beer manufacturers licenses with retail privileges (not to include production), up to two of which may also include a bona fide eating establishment. In addition, beer …Read More

FDA Issues Revisions to Proposed Rule on Spent Grain

The federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a Proposed Rule Supplement guidance document which clarifies information concerning the handling of spent grain. Breweries that sell less than $2.5 million in animal feed will be exempt from the formal …Read More

TTB Expands Allowable Label Changes

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) announced a further expansion to the list of changes that may be made to approved labels without requiring those labels be resubmitted to TTB for review. Read More

Small Brewer Excise Tax Legislation Adds More Co-Sponsors

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 (R-PA) …Read More

Small Brewery Supporter Senator Martin Heinrich Visits Santa Fe Brewing

Santa Fe Brewing Company President and Owner Brian Lock recently hosted Senator Martin Heinrich on a tour of the brewing facility. Representatives from the New Mexico Brewers Guild were also in attendance. During the tour the group discussed Santa Fe Brewing’s expansion plans that will increase production …Read More

FDA Continues Review of Spent Grain Regulation

Although the Food and Drug Administration has yet to reissue a revised proposed regulation concerning the handling of spent grains, the agency has posted an FAQ on the issue. Read More

BA Signs on to Industry Coalition Letter Addressing TTB Funding

The Brewers Association has joined its industry partners in a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee chairs and ranking members asking for Congress to fully fund the Administration’s request of $101 million for the …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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