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WV Barrel Tax Would Double under Proposal

House Bill 4701 provides for a doubling of the current barrel tax on non-intoxicating beer to $11.00. Read More

Tax Increase Proposed in West Virginia

As a means to provide funding for substance abuse services, House Bill 2633 would, among other measures, double the tax on non-intoxicating beer to $11.00/barrel with half earmarked for the Prevention, Intervention, Treatment and Recovery Fund. Read More

Brewery Retail Expanded with WV Senate Bill

Senate Bill 251 changes residency requirements for brewer and distributor licenses for residents of the state and authorizes combined licenses for brewers and brewpubs. Additionally, the bill: changes growler requirements and increases the daily number of growlers sold to customers: …Read More

Sampling and Growler Sales Considered in West Virginia

Approved by the Governor, Senate Bill 273 permits licensed brewers and resident brewers to conduct non-intoxicating beer sampling and growler sales for off-premises consumption. Additionally, the brewpub bonding requirements are removed. Read More

Sampling and Growler Sales Considered in West Virginia

Passing both legislative chambers, Senate Bill 273 permits licensed brewers and resident brewers to conduct non-intoxicating beer sampling and growler sales for off-premises consumption. Additionally, the brewpub bonding requirements are removed. Read More

West Virginia Bill to Allow Sampling and Growler Sales

Senate Bill 273 permits licensed brewers and resident brewers to conduct non-intoxicating beer sampling and growler sales for off-premises consumption. Additionally, the brewpub bonding requirements are removed. Read More

Growler Sales Privileges May be Equalized in West Virginia

Senate Bill 290 allows production breweries the same growler sales privileges (up to two a day per customer) as brewpubs. Read More

Bill Would Liberalize Retail Sales in West Virginia

S.B. 297 removes the limitation on how much non-intoxicating beer may be sold to consumers for consumption off the premises and authorizes licensees to sell growlers. Read More

Bill Seeks to Change Beer Tax Structure in West Virginia

Senate Bill 98 seeks to increase the barrel tax imposed on non-intoxicating beer by twenty-five percent on each barrel manufactured in the state for sale within the state, whether contained or sold in barrels, bottles or other containers, and imposes …Read More

Representative Mollohan (WV) Co-sponsors Small Brewer Excise Tax Reduction Legislation

Congressman Allan Mollohan of West Virginia recently signed on in support of HR 4278. Total sponsorship for the Bill has reached 108.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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