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FL Limited Self-Distribution Bill Moves

Passing through two committees and amended, S.B. 554 would allow breweries under 3,500 barrels annual production and without a franchise agreement with a distributor to sell and deliver kegs to vendors under certain conditions. The bill allows brew pubs …Read More

Limited Self-Distribution on Tap in Florida

Passing initial committee consideration, S.B. 554 would allow breweries under 3,500 barrels annual production and without a franchise agreement with a distributor to sell and deliver kegs to vendors under certain conditions. Read More

Florida Glassware Bill Considered

H.B. 853 would allow a manufacturer or importer of beer or malt beverages to give or sell branded glassware to vendors licensed to sell beer or malt beverages for on-premises consumption. Read More

Florida Self Distribution Bill Introduced

S.B. 554 would allow breweries under 3,500 barrels annual production and without a franchise agreement with a distributor to sell and deliver kegs to vendors under certain conditions. Read More

Florida, Craft Beer and Presidential Politics

We’re nearing the end of election season, a time of year when we get to vote for president of the United States, members of Congress, governors, and, in some states, even dog catchers. Our elected officials on the state and …Read More

Keg Deposit Bill Becomes Law in Florida

Signed by the Governor, S.B. 698 requires, among other provisions, the payment of keg deposits by retailers to wholesalers. Read More

Keg Deposit Bill Advances in Florida

Passed by both legislative chambers, H.B. 1079 seeks, among other provisions, to require the payment of keg deposits by retailers to wholesalers. Read More

Keg Deposit Bill Advances in Florida

Receiving favorable committee action, H.B.1079 seeks to require the payment of keg deposits by retailers to wholesalers. Read More

Keg Deposits Proposed in Florida

H.B. 1079 seeks to require the payment of keg deposits by retailers to wholesalers. Read More

Suit Challenging “Handmade” Claim Dismissed

A U.S. District Court in Tallahassee, Florida has ruled against consumers who brought suit against Maker’s Mark Distillery for using the term “handmade” in marketing its Maker’s Mark bourbon whiskey. Plaintiffs claimed they relied on that characterization when purchasing the …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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