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NC Craft Freedom Lawsuit Heads to Trial

A lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of North Carolina’s self-distribution and franchise provisions has been allowed to proceed to trial following a Wake County Superior Court ruling against the state’s motion to dismiss. Following the ruling, subpoenas were sent to …Read More

Texas Craft Brewer Challenge Denied

A federal district court in Texas issued an opinion in Deep Ellum Brewing, LLC, et al. v. Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, upholding Texas’ prohibition on sales of beer by brewers to consumers for off-premises consumption. Read More

Wholesalers Take State ABC and Brewers to Court in Kentucky

The Kentucky Beer Wholesalers Association (KBWA) has sued the Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) in Circuit Court over an advisory opinion issued with respect to a microbrewery’s ability to ship and deliver malt beverages that it produces directly …Read More

Texas Court Overturns Previous Ruling Allowing Sale of Distribution Rights

The Texas Court of Appeals for the Third District issued an opinion reversing a lower court’s determination that a statute prohibiting self-distributing brewers from selling the distribution rights to their products was unconstitutional under the Texas Constitution. Read More

Court Moves on Mississippi “Match and Redirect” Case

A Mississippi trial court has issued a series of orders dismissing a substantial number of the claims brought in Rex Distributing Company v. Anheuser-Busch et al. which involves the sale of a distributor, AB-InBev’s redirect of that sale, and a …Read More

Brewers Association Files Additional Brief on ABI-SAB Merger

The Brewers Association (BA) has filed an amicus brief in federal District Court, asserting that: 1) The Proposed Final Judgment (PFJ) relating to Anheuser-Busch InBev’s acquisition of SAB Miller does not adequately protect the public from anticompetitive practices by Anheuser-Busch …Read More

Texas Court of Appeals Reverses T.G.I. Friday’s Label Decision

In a case brought by Mark Anthony Brewing against the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) challenging the TABC’s refusal to approve the labels for Mark Anthony’s T.G.I. Friday’s branded flavored malt beverages based on Texas’ ban on private-label malt beverage/beer …Read More

Distributor Appeal of Massachusetts ABC Fine Fails

Distributor Craft Brewers Guild’s (CBG) appeal of the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission’s (ABCC) fine in the wake of the ABCC’s finding that CBG violated state rules against offering inducements to retailers has been denied. Craft Brewers Guild previously …Read More

Kona False Advertising Case Proceeds

An action brought before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California alleging Craft Brew Alliance’s Kona beers misrepresent their geographic origin will continue following a judge’s decision related to a Motion to Dismiss. While the court’s …Read More

AB-InBev and Molson Coors Sued for Restraint of Trade

Plaintiff Mountain Crest SRL, LLC, owners of Minhas Craft Brewery in Monroe, WI, has brought suit in U.S. District Court against Anheuser-Busch InBev and Molson Coors Brewing Co. alleging those companies conspired to restrain plaintiff’s and others export trade to …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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