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Wide-ranging Alcohol Legislation Approved in DC

Approved by the Council and the Mayor, the Omnibus Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Amendment Act of 2018, among many provisions, allows manufacturers who make beer, wine or spirits to create collaboration products with other manufacturers of the same class. Only one …Read More

Wide-ranging Alcohol Legislation Advances in DC

Sent to the Mayor for consideration, the Omnibus Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Amendment Act of 2018 would, among many provisions, allow manufacturers who make beer, wine or spirits to create collaboration products with other manufacturers of the same class. Only one …Read More

Illinois Beer Provisions Signed into Law

Signed by the Governor, H.B. 4897 addresses a number of issues relating to the sale, transfer and storage of beer. Read More

New Prop 65 Warnings in California

The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) adopted new Proposition 65 warning regulations effective August 30, 2018. Proposition 65 (“Prop 65”) is a California law that requires brewers and other manufacturers doing business in California to provide a …Read More

California Glassware Bill Vetoed

Vetoed by the Governor, A.B. 2573 sought to allow a licensed beer manufacturer, without direct or indirect charge, to give up to five cases of retail advertising glassware to an on-sale retail licensee, per licensed location, each calendar year for …Read More

TTB Trade Practice Investigation Leads to Permit Suspension

As a result of a trade practice investigation into possible tied house violations by Illinois distributor Skokie Valley Beverage Company, the Tax and Trade Bureau found the company lacked a valid basic permit to operate due to unreported changes to …Read More

TTB Issues Beer Transfer Guidance

The Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) published TTB Procedure 2018-1 Transfer of Beer Between Breweries Not of the Same Ownership providing brewers with guidance regarding the transfer of beer, without payment of tax, from one brewery to another brewery not …Read More

PA Releases Tax Guidance for On-Premise Sales

The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue issued Sales and Use Tax Bulletin 2018-02 concerning taxation on the sale of malt or brewed beverages by manufacturers. Read More

Farm market Sales Bill Advances in MA

Passing the Senate, Senate Bill 2627 would allow cities and towns to grant special licenses to allow brewers to sell malt beverages in sealed containers for off-premise consumption at farmers markets and provide 2 ounce samples of malt beverages to …Read More

CA Issues Cannabis on Licensed Premises Guidance

The state of California issued guidance addressing what activities related to cannabis are permissible on or in premises licensed by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to manufacture or sell alcoholic beverages. 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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