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Full Strength Colorado Beer Sales Measure Passes Legislature

On the Governor’s desk for action, Senate Bill 197 would allow full-strength beer sales in grocery stores. Phased in over a twenty year period, grocery stores would be required to buy the licenses currently held by liquor stores and …Read More

Colorado Governor Signs Homebrew Bill

Signed into law, House Bill 1084 seeks to alter current law which states that a “head of a family” is allowed to brew beer for family use without obtaining a liquor license. The bill would remove “head of a family” …Read More

Student Tasting Bill Signed by Colorado Governor

Signed by Governor Hickenlooper, H.B. 1042 would create an exemption from licensing requirements for state institutions of higher education that engage in manufacturing and tasting of fermented malt beverages (3.2% beer) and malt liquor (full-strength beer) for teaching or research …Read More

Homebrew Bill Awaits Governor’s Action in Colorado

Passing both legislative chambers, House Bill 1084 seeks to alter current law which states that a “head of a family” is allowed to brew beer for family use without obtaining a liquor license. The bill would remove “head of a …Read More

Student Tasting Bill Passes in Colorado

Passing both chambers following Senate amendments, H.B. 1042 would create an exemption from licensing requirements for state institutions of higher education that engage in manufacturing and tasting of fermented malt beverages (3.2% beer) and malt liquor (full-strength beer) for teaching …Read More

Homebrew Law Updated in Colorado

House Bill 1084 seeks to alter current law which states that a “head of a family” is allowed to brew beer for family use without obtaining a liquor license. The bill would remove “head of a family” and “family use” …Read More

Student Tasting Bill Introduced in Colorado

H.B.1042 would create an exemption from licensing requirements for state institutions of higher education that engage in manufacturing and tasting of fermented malt beverages (3.2% beer) and malt liquor (full-strength beer) for teaching or research purposes. The exemption applies only …Read More

U.S. Congressman Scott Tipton Tours Pagosa Brewing

U.S. Congressman Scott Tipton Tours Pagosa Brewing

While in his home district, U.S. Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-3) stopped by Pagosa Brewing in Pagosa Spring, Colo. Pagosa Brewing is a small-yet-growing brewpub located in southern Colorado. Head brewer and president Tony Simmons, along with members of his staff, gave the …Read More

Colorado Distillery Pub License Authorized

Signed by the Governor, H.B. 1204 creates a distillery pub license. Read More

Local Input Mandated for Brewery Taprooms in Colorado

Signed into law, House Bill 1217 authorizes a local licensing authority to provide input to the state licensing authority on brewery, distillery and winery applications for approval to operate a sales room (i.e. tap room). 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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