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Mississippi Microbrewery Modernization Act Dies

Dying in committee, The Microbrewery Modernization Act of 2015, House Bill 1158, sought to provide that a holder of a permit to manufacture beer who operates a brewery may sell limited amounts of beer on the premises of the brewery, …Read More

Pennsylvania Package Size Restrictions Loosened

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) released an advisory opinion clarifying existing law by informing brewers that they may sell “original containers” as long as the container contains at least 128 fluid ounces, for example a 12-pack, to distributors that …Read More

U.S. Congressman Aaron Schock Visits Destihl Brewery

DESTIHL, a small, yet rapidly growing brewery in central Illinois, recently hosted U.S. Congressman Aaron Schock for a tour of the facility. Brewery CEO and Brewmaster Matt Potts lead the tour and discussed the challenges associated with running this small business that’s looking to …Read More

Alabama Brewer Drums up Support for Small BREW Act

Founder and CEO of Back 40 Beer Company, Jason Wilson, recently hosted a tour for Congressman Robert B. Aderholt (R-AL 4th District). As this was the Congressman first opportunity to visit a local brewery, Wilson gave him an in-depth tour of the facility. He …Read More

Small BREW Act Co-sponsor Senator Richard Blumenthal Visits Connecticut Brewery

Senator Richard Blumenthal recently paid a visit to one of his local breweries, Thomas Hooker, to discuss his support for the Small BREW Act. The Senator, who is also a member of the Small Brewers Caucus, joined 24 of his colleagues as an original co-sponsor …Read More

Small Brewer Federal Excise Tax Legislation Introduced in House and Senate

H.R. 232, the Small Brewer Reinvestment and Expanding Workforce Act (Small BREW Act), was introduced in the 114th U.S. Congress on January 8 by Representatives Erik Paulsen (R-MN) and Richard E. Neal (D-MA). Joining as original co-sponsors of the …Read More

Alternative Excise Tax Legislation Introduced

Introduced on February 5, 2015, H.R. 767, the Fair Brewers Excise and Economic Relief Act, seeks to impose a graduated federal excise tax on all brewers (no qualifying production threshold and including multi-national companies) and beer importers with the following …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

Oklahoma Bills Would Strengthen Franchise

House Bill 1967 and Senate Bill 688 seek to strengthen franchise law respecting low-point beer. 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

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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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