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HI Small Pub Production Limit Bill Amended

Amended in the Senate, House Bill 1458 would increase the volume of malt beverages, wine and liquor produced by small craft producer pub license holders, with the malt beverage cap increasing from 70,000 to 150,000 barrels. Read More

Hawaii Direct Shipping Bill Amended

Amended in committee, H.B. 1259 seeks to allow direct shipment of all forms of liquor, rather than just wine, by certain licensees. Read More

HI Small Pub Production Limit Bill Passes House

Amended prior to passing the full House, House Bill 1458 would increase the volume of malt beverages, wine and liquor produced by small craft producer pub license holders, with the malt beverage cap increasing from 70,000 to 150,000 barrels. Read More

Hawaii Beer Defintion Proposal Amended

Amended in the House, Senate Bill 717 expands the definition of “beer” under the liquor regulatory laws to mean any alcoholic beverage containing no less than 0.5 per cent alcohol by volume obtained by fermentation of any infusion or decoction …Read More

HI Beer Definition Expansion Amended in Senate

Amended in Senate committee, H.B. 647 now provides a definition of “low alcohol by volume spirits beverage” to mean any alcoholic beverage containing no more than five per cent alcohol by volume and includes distilled spirits mixed with other ingredients, …Read More

Beer Definition Legislation Advances in HI

Now under Senate consideration, House Bill 374 expands the definition of “beer” to mean any alcoholic beverage containing no less than 0.5 per cent alcohol by volume obtained by fermentation of any infusion or decoction of malt or any substitute, …Read More

Hawaii Production Increase Bill Deferred

Action deferred by House committee, S.B. 687 sought to increase the amount of malt beverages, wine, and alcohol that a small craft producer pub licensee may produce during the license year. For malt beverages, the proposal would have increased …Read More

Hawaii Tax Increase Bill Stalls

Deferred in committee, H.B. 1084 sought to increase the gallonage tax on all alcohol beverages, with beer rising from 93 cents per wine gallon on beer other than draft beer and 54 cents per wine gallon on draft beer to …Read More

.05 BAC Bill Advances in Hawaii

Passing committee, Senate Bill 160 seeks to lower the threshold blood alcohol concentration to .05 for the offense of operating a vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Read More

Direct Shipping Bill Intro’d in Hawaii

H.B. 1259/S.B. 1571 seek to allow direct shipment of all forms of liquor, rather than just wine, by certain licensees. 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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