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Brewery Tour Promotion Bill Amended in NJ

Amended to permit the New Jersey Brewers Association, the Brewers Guild of New Jersey, and their successor organizations to submit information or changes to the Internet website established pursuant to this bill, A.B. 1091 requires the Division of Travel and …Read More

Outdoor Premises Extensions Sought in NJ

Senate Bill 3128 seeks to allow the owners and operators of restaurants, bars, and breweries to use outdoor spaces which they own or lease and which are located on, or adjacent to, their business premises, as an extension of their …Read More

Alcohol Delivery Bill Signed by OH Gov

Signed by the Governor, House Bill 669 allows bars, restaurants, small breweries, micro-distilleries, and wineries (qualified permit holders) to sell alcoholic beverages in sealed, covered cups or other containers for off-premises consumption, including via delivery (drinks may include beer, wine, …Read More

Franchise Legislation Intro’d in PA

Senate Bill 1370 provides for conditions under which a supplier may terminate a distributor relationship in the absence of good cause with sixty days’ notice and provided that “irrevocable loss” (defined as the loss of volume of such brand or …Read More

SC Brewer-Distributor Relations Addressed in Bill Signed by Gov

Signed into law, S.B. 1099 specifies certain actions which beer manufacturers, brewers, and importers are prohibited from taking in business relations with wholesalers (with exceptions for written agreements between both parties), relating to marketing data and funding, shipping product quantities …Read More

Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act

On December 20, 2019, the President signed into law the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020, which includes a one-year extension (through December 31, 2020) of the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBMTRA) provisions originally passed for a two-year …Read More

TTB Issues Ruling Affecting Voluntary Calorie Statements on Labels

In Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) Ruling 2020-1 TTB expands the tolerances for voluntary calorie statements on labels and in advertisements for wine, distilled spirits, and malt beverages which will make the tolerances more consistent with the food labeling regulations …Read More

TTB Issues Ruling on Use of Gluten Content Statements in Labeling and Advertising

In the wake of Food & Drug Administration (FDA) publishing final rules for making “gluten-free” claims on fermented and hydrolyzed foods, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) released Ruling 2020-2 addressing its policies towards gluten claims. …Read More

DoJ Requires Divestiture in ABI Acquisition of CBA

The Department of Justice (DoJ) announced it is requiring Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (ABI), its wholly-owned subsidiary Anheuser-Busch Companies LLC (AB Companies), and Craft Brew Alliance Inc. (CBA) to divest CBA’s entire Kona brand business in the state of Hawaii and …Read More

LA Bill Would Limit Local Authority over Alcohol Sales

House Bill 44 suspends the authority of a parish or municipality to prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages or to limit the time of operation of any establishment selling alcoholic beverages during any COVID-19 public emergency until one year after …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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