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Brewer Licensng Bill Before MI Governor

Passing both chambers of the legislature, S.B. 711 provides for a limited production manufacturer license that would allow for the limited production of beer, allow the licensee to purchase beer from a different brewer or micro brewer and modify that …Read More

TTB Addresses Alcohol Returns for COVID-19-related Event Cancellations

The Tax and Trade Bureau has announced that it will not consider returns of alcohol beverage products purchased to sell during events cancelled due to COVID-19 to violate federal consignment sales rules (prohibiting the sale or purchase of alcohol beverage …Read More

MN Growler Bill Intro’d

House Bill 3758 would raise the small brewer production threshold for the ability to sell growlers from 20,000 to 40,000 barrels. Read More

BA Petitions TTB on Non-Alcoholic Malt Beverages

The Brewers Association has petitioned the Tax and Trade Bureau to modernize regulations governing non-alcoholic malt beverages, specifically seeking the ability to reference beer styles (e.g. lager, ale, IPA) in the labeling and advertising of these products. The petition argues …Read More

Cider Definition Changes Studied in NH

Referred for study, House Bill 1300 changes he definition of cider to specify that ciders having an alcohol content greater than 6 percent but not more than 12 percent by volume shall be considered specialty beers. Read More

BA Joins Alcohol Coalition in Submitting Comments to OMB

The Brewers Association joined the American Craft Spirits Association, the American Distilled Spirits Alliance, the Distilled Spirits Council of the U.S., the National Association of Beverage Importers, and the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America in responding to the Office …Read More

NJ Proposal Promotes Breweries

Senate Bill 2056 seeks to require Division of Travel and Tourism to advertise and promote tours of breweries in the State. Read More

AL Bill Addresses Beer Definition and Franchise

Senate Bill 184 seeks to change the definition of to include fermented beverages made with a variety of substitutes for malt (i.e. rice, grain of any kind, bran, glucose, sugar, or molasses) and would require all beverages sold by a …Read More

Alaska Senate Passes Comprehensive Alcohol Bill

Under House consideration following Senate passage, S.B. 52 seeks to organize the statutes governing the alcohol industry in a logical, commonsense manner for all users, clearly defining the rights and obligations of licensees. New statutory provisions retain the three-tier …Read More

FTC Raises Competitive Concerns in CA

In a joint letter to a California Assembly Member, the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice raised concerns with A.B. 1541 which proposes to strengthen franchise provisions for distributors. According to the federal agencies, the bill would …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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