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MD Bill Removing Brewery Sales Restrictions with Governor

Before the Governor for action, Senate Bill 1041 establishes direct-to-consumer alcoholic beverages permits authorizing the direct delivery of beer, wine, or liquor to a consumer and repeals off-premises sales restrictions for Class 5 brewery license holders. Read More

Brewer Retail License Bill Signed by ID Governor

Signed into law, S.B. 1364 consolidates the “brew pub” license and “retail” license into one “brewer’s retail” license and provides that a brewery can maintain their retail privileges should they exceed 30,000 barrels of annual production, provided that it has …Read More

IL Brewer Retail Expansion Bill Faces a Floor Vote Deadline

Facing a third reading deadline, S.B. 3245 provides that any person licensed as a brewer, class 1 brewer, or class 2 brewer shall be permitted to sell on the licensed premises to non-licensees for on-premises or off-premises consumption (instead of …Read More

Iowa Governor Signs E-Commerce Wholesaler Provision

Signed by the Governor, H.F. 2277 prohibits a brewer from requiring a wholesaler to assent to any unreasonable requirement, condition, understanding, or term of an agreement prohibiting the wholesaler from utilizing, or requiring the wholesaler to utilize, a business-to-business …Read More

Beer Transfer Changes Before LA House Committee

Pending in committee, House Bill 821 would remove the requirement that a transferring brewing facility that maintains no less than a 10-barrel brewing system, and the receiving brewing facility owned wholly by the transferring brewing facility maintains no less than …Read More

LA Bill to Remove Production Requirement for Transfers Moves

Passing initial Senate committee consideration, H.B. 882 with respect to transfers from a permitted microbrewery to another permitted microbrewery, seeks to change the minimum requirement of a receiving microbrewery from a 10-barrel brewing system to a 5-barrel brewing system. Read More

DE Self-Distribution Proposal Floated

Office of the Delaware Alcoholic Beverage Control Commissioner (OABCC) Proposed Rule 911 would allow small Delaware brewers to sell and deliver beer to any person licensed to receive and sell beer. The Brewers Association has submitted comments in support of …Read More

HI Beer Definition Bill Becomes Law

Signed by the Governor, Senate Bill 2354 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

CA Beer Manufacturer Retail Expansion Bill Amended

Amended in committee, A.B. 2174 would allow beer manufacturers to obtain a Beer Caterer’s Permit to sell up to 155 gallons of beer for consumption at certain events, such as a convention or sporting event. Read More

Colorado Alcohol Fee Bill Dies in Committee

Dying in House committee, Senate Bill 181 sought to impose a fee on alcohol distributed in Colorado to fund an addiction recovery program. The proposed fee for malt beverages and cider was sixteen cents/gallon, however, companies selling 60,000 barrels/year or …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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