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NY Brewer Licenses Change Proposal Passes Seante

Passing the Senate, Assembly Bill 6134 provides the liquor authority the ability to set the duration of brewer’s licenses, farm brewery licenses and restaurant-brewer licenses to three years. Read More

OK Distribution Agreements Bill Dies in Conference

Dying in conference committee, Senate Bill 422 sought to modify the procedures that must be in place for a brewer to terminate a distributor agreement with any beer distributor to include requiring the brewer to establish good cause for such …Read More

OK Franchise Bill Signed into Law

Signed by the Governor, H.B. 1715 1) defines seltzer and modifies the definition of beer to mean any beverage containing more than 0.5% of alcohol by volume and obtained by the alcoholic fermentation of an infusion or decoction of barley, …Read More

New Jersey Craft Alcohol Producer Legislation Passes Legislature

Passed by both legislative chambers, S.B. 3038 would allow craft alcoholic beverage manufacturers (defined as a limited brewery license, cidery and meadery license, and craft distillery license holder) to hold not more than 25 off-premises special events and an unlimited …Read More

Beer Month Proclamation Adopted in Michigan

Adopted by th.e Senate, S.R. 66 designates July 2023 as Michigan Beer Month. Read More

LA Minors in Taprooms Bill Dies

Failing to advance in the House prior to adjournment, S.B. 194 sought to prohibit any person under the age of 18 from entering a Class A-General retail establishment (defined as a retail outlet where alcohol is sold on the …Read More

ME Tasting Event Requirements Signed by Gov

Signed by the Governor, H.B. 718 provides that malt liquor served at a taste-testing event must be: (1) purchased by the retail licensee from a wholesale licensee; (2) purchased, at the retail price, by a licensed sales representative participating in …Read More

Alc/Non-Alc Retail Display Bill Stalls in IL Senate

Rereferred to Senate committee, H.B. 2502 provides that no retail establishment with a retail sales floor that exceeds 2,500 square feet shall display alcopops immediately adjacent to soft drinks, fruit juices, bottled water, candy, or snack foods portraying cartoons or …Read More

Alcohol Labeling Bill Signed in ME

Becoming law with the Governor’s approval, L.D. 740 limits the approval of alcoholic beverage container labels by the Department of Administrative and Financial Services, Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations to whether a label conforms to regulations of the …Read More

NH Governor Signs Gallonage Fee Bill

Signed by the Governor, H.B. 407 adds nano breweries to the list of licensees liable for an additional 30 cent/gallon fee on beverages sold or transferred for retail sale or to the public. 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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