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FDA Issues Final Guidance on Labeling of Certain Beers

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced final guidance regarding the labeling of beers made without malted barley or without hops, which fall under FDA jurisdiction. Read More

BA Staff Engages Legislators and Hosts Tasting During Recent D.C. Visit

Brewers Association (BA) staff traveled to Washington, D.C. last week to engage lawmakers, Congressional staff and regulators on a variety of issues and in a number of venues. Anchored on the annual Taste of the Holidays Congressional reception, BA staff …Read More

Small Brewer Excise Tax Legislation Shows Solid Support as 113th Congress Adjourns

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

Draft Legislation Seeks to Revise Franchise Laws in Montana

Draft legislation has been requested that seeks to revise franchise laws related to beer and wine distributors. Read More

License Approval Forthcoming for ABI in Kentucky Branch Acquisition

In the aftermath of a Franklin County circuit court ruling that the Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) must issue Anheuser-Busch Inbev (ABI) a distributor’s license for the Budweiser of Owensboro distributorship, the Director of the Kentucky ABC Malt …Read More

Ohio Bill Would Allow Breweries Direct Shipping Ability

House Bill 668 would allow certain permit holders, including manufacturers of beer, to sell and ship beer and wine on behalf of a different class of permit holder to consumers residing in the state. Read More

Distributors Raise Three-Tier Concerns in Idaho

In the wake of Anheuser-Busch InBev’s (ABI) purchase of Bend, Oregon’s 10 Barrel Brewing Co. which operates a brewpub in the state of Idaho, the Idaho Beer & Wine Distributors Association has petitioned the state for a declaratory ruling seeking …Read More

Small Brewers Sue Texas ABC over Distribution Rights Payments

The Institute for Justice has filed suit in a Texas District Court on behalf of three small brewers claiming that it is unconstitutional for the state to force them to give distributors their territorial distribution rights without compensation. Read More

Powdered Alcohol Prohibition Advances

Receiving favorable floor consideration in the House, House Bill 594 seeks to prohibit the sale or offering for sale for human consumption of powdered or crystalline alcohol. Read More

FDA Issues Final Rule on Menu Labeling

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized rules requiring that calorie information be listed on menus and menu boards in chain restaurants and similar retail food establishments and vending machines. The menu labeling final rule applies to restaurants and …Read More

Displaying results 1721-1730 of 1986

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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