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Brewers Association Urges TTB to Curtail Anti-Competitive Practices

The Brewers Association (BA) recently filed comments on Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) Notice 216, Consideration of Updates to Trade Practice Regulations, along with a letter of support for those comments signed by forty six state and …Read More

TTB Issues Beer Transfer Guidance

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has published Procedure 2023-1 Transfer of Beer Between Breweries Not of the Same Ownership to provide brewers with guidance regarding the transfer of beer, without payment of tax, from one brewery …Read More

CA Cider Production Bill Signed into Law

Signed by the Governor, S.B. 788 removes the 60,000 barrel production requirement that a licensed beer manufacturer must meet in order to manufacture cider or perry at the licensed production premises and to sell cider or perry to any licensee …Read More

Alcohol Shipping and Delivery Bill Intro’d in DE

H.B 259 provides for the interstate and intrastate shipping and delivery of alcoholic liquors. Read More

Returnable Container Issues Addressed in MI Bill

House Bill 4904 provides for the use of returnable containers for soft drinks, soda water, carbonated natural or mineral water, other nonalcoholic carbonated drink, and for beer, ale, or other malt drink of whatever alcoholic content, and for certain other …Read More

Sunday Sales Proposal AdvancesNew York

Passed by the Senate, A.B. 6941 would permit beer to be sold for off-premise consumption between the hours of 3AM and 5AM on Sundays. Read More

VT Container Legislation Vetoed

Vetoed by the Governor, House Bill 158 sought to require all manufacturers and distributors of covered beverages to participate in a producer responsibility organization that manages the collection and disposition of beverage containers. In addition, the bill would have increased …Read More

RTD Bill Tabled in Pennsylvania

Tabled prior to third consideration in the Senate, S. B. 688 provides a definition of ready-to-drink cocktail to mean a beverage, composed in part of spirits, combined with other nonalcoholic ingredients, carbonated or still, by whatever name such beverage may …Read More

OR Addiction Task Force Propsal Sent to Governor

Clearing both legislative chambers and sent to the Governor, House Bill 3610 seeks to establish the Task Force on Alcohol Pricing and Addiction Services to study issues related to alcohol addiction, including the benefits and drawbacks of imposing taxes on …Read More

Oregon Direct Shipping Bill Poised for Gov’s Action

Passing both legislative chambers, H.B. 2013 would fully open direct to consumer shipping from out-of-state producers and creates a direct to retailer permit for out-of-state manufacturers of malt beverages, wine or cider to allow manufacturer to sell at wholesale and …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 (BA). 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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