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On-Site Brewery Sales Proposd in Georgia

Senate Bill 85 would allow breweries to sell up to 3,000 barrels of the beer they manufacture to consumers for both on and off premise consumption (the latter limited to 288 ounces per person, per day). Read More

GA Sunday Sales Legislation

Senate Bill 17 seeks to allow governing authorities of counties and municipalities to authorize sales of alcoholic beverages during a certain time on Sundays. Read More

Direct Sales to Retail Proposed in Georgia

House Bill 606 provides that retail dealers may purchase up to 15 percent of their inventory of beer and wine directly from wineries and breweries without utilizing a wholesale dealer. Read More

Distribution Changes Proposed in Georgia

H.B. 1159 provides that a brewer licensed in the state may sell at wholesale up to 5,000 barrels annually of malt beverages manufactured on its licensed premises. Any such sales must be made only to a licensed retail dealer whose …Read More

Georgia Brewery Tour Regulations Released

The Department of Revenue has released proposed regulations that would restore the ability of breweries (and distilleries) to vary tour admission fees based on the amount and quality of alcohol included in free tastings and the free souvenir. Read More

Tour-Free Tastings Proposed in Georgia

House Bill 1158 seeks to clarify that free tastings and free food may be offered by a brewery without conducting a brewery tour. Read More

Georgia Craft Study Committee Created

H.R. 1345 creates the House Study Committee on Georgia Craft Brewery and Distillery Competitiveness. Read More

Agreement Reached on Tours in Georgia

An agreement has been reached by interested parties and legislators to restore the ability breweries had to offer facility tours at various price points (which included differences in the volume or market value of alcohol provided to tour attendees) prior …Read More

Brewery Tour Parameters Changed in Georgia

The Georgia Department of Revenue (DoR) has altered its interpretation of provisions in Senate Bill 63 (effective July 1) governing tours offered by brewers. Initially, DoR ruled that brewers could offer a variety of tours at different price points, …Read More

Governor Signs On- and Off-Premise Consumption Bill in Georgia

Signed by the Governor, Senate Bill 63 allows breweries to provide up to 36 ounces for on-premise consumption and up to 72 ounces for off-premise consumption per day from the brewery premises and only in conjunction with a brewery tour. …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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