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Transfer Bill Signed in Maine

Signed into law, Senate Bill 194 permits a manufacturer who manufactures liquor at multiple licensed locations to transport the manufacturer’s own product between those locations, as is allowed under federal law. Read More

Sampling Provision Approved in Maine

Signed by the Governor, S.B. 142 increases the annual amount of beer a manufacturer can provide a retailer for sampling purposes from 9 gallons to 18 gallons. Read More

Off-Premise Sales Addressed in ME Bill

House Bill 1049 consolidates into one paragraph the provisions that govern the sale of a manufacturer’s product for off-premises consumption to non-licensees from the licensed manufacturer’s facility. It also repeals and replaces in a separate subsection the provisions governing the …Read More

Off-Premise Permit Revision Signed into Law

Signed into law, Senate Bill 129 clarifies existing law that permits a person that is licensed to manufacture malt liquor, wine or spirits at a facility in the State to sell the product that person produces from the manufacturing facility …Read More

Beer Transfer Bill Intro’ed in Maine

Senate Bill 194 seeks to permit a manufacturer with multiple licensed locations to transport the manufacturer’s own product between those locations, as is allowed under federal law. Read More

Maine Off-Premises Sales Clarified

Senate Bill 129 clarifies existing law that permits a person that is licensed to manufacture malt liquor, wine or spirits at a facility in the State to sell the product that person produces from the manufacturing facility for off-premises consumption …Read More

ME Bill Elimintaes Minimum Stock Requirement

House Bill 388 amends current law allows a person licensed for retail sale of wine or malt liquor for off-premises consumption to conduct tastings on the licensee’s premises if the licensee stocks at least 125 different labels of wine or …Read More

Legislation Would Double Sample Volume in Maine

S.B. 142 amends current law that allows a brewery, winery or wholesaler to provide to a retail licensee samples of products, limited to 9 gallons of malt liquor and 9 liters of wine annually by increasing the annual limit to …Read More

Relaxation of Retail Rules Fails in Maine

After passing the House, Senate Bill 563 has died in the Senate. The bill sought to allow a manufacturer with a retail license to also sell its products for consumption off the premises of that manufacturer without the licensed …Read More

Maine Sampling Bill Becomes Law

Becoming law without the Governor’s signature, Senate Bill 562 authorizes any person licensed as a manufacturer of malt liquor or wine to give a retail licensee samples of malt liquor and wine. 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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