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Tennessee Governor Signs Bill to Allow Retailer Privileges at Breweries

Signed by the Governor, House Bill 639 makes applicable statewide, instead of in certain areas only, the authority for a beer manufacturer to operate as a retailer at the manufacturer’s location or a site contiguous thereto. Read More

Homebrew Legalities Clarified in Tennessee

Signed into law, S.B. 376 allows a person to make beer without a license or permit under certain circumstances and allows homemade beer in certain exhibitions, contests, and competitions. Read More

Prohibition of Cross-Tier Interests Becomes Law

Signed by the Governor, House Bill 543 prohibits, with limited exceptions, a brewer from holding a financial or ownership interest in either a wholesaler or retailer and a wholesaler from holding a financial or ownership interest in either a brewer …Read More

Manufacturer Retail Abilities Reviewed in Tennessee

Passed by both legislative chambers, House Bill 639 makes applicable statewide, instead of in certain areas only, the authority for a beer manufacturer to operate as a retailer at the manufacturer’s location or a site contiguous thereto. Read More

Distribution Provisions Considered

Passing initial committee consideration, Senate Bill 686 clarify that contracts entered into or renewed by a manufacturer or importer and the wholesaler that is more than seven years in length shall be considered contrary to the public policy of this …Read More

TN Bills Seek to Prohibit Cross-Tier Interests

Companions House Bill 543 and Senate Bill 426 seek to prohibit, with limited exceptions, a brewer from holding a financial or ownership interest in either a wholesaler or retailer and a wholesaler from holding a financial or ownership interest in …Read More

Limited Retail Abilities Proposed in Tennessee

Companion legislation H.B. 605 and S.B. 640 authorize a beer manufacturer operating as a retailer to sell beer directly to another retailer if located in the same county and allows a beer manufacturer to operate as a retailer at the …Read More

Manufacturer Retail Abilities Reviewed in Tennessee

Advancing through several House committees, House Bill 639 makes applicable statewide, instead of in certain areas only, the authority for a beer manufacturer to operate as a retailer at the manufacturer’s location or a site contiguous thereto. Read More

Changes to Supplier-Wholesaler Contracts Proposed in TN

House Bill 706 and Senate Bill 686 clarify that contracts entered into or renewed by a manufacturer or importer and the wholesaler that is more than seven years in length shall be considered contrary to the public policy of this …Read More

Tennesee Governor Signs Law That Redefines High Alcohol Content Beer

Signed into law by the Governor, S.B. 289 redefines “high alcohol content beer” from one containing more than 5 percent alcohol by weight to one containing more than 8 percent by weight and adds a tax of $100 per annum …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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