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Sales and Transfer Abilities Bill Fails in Maine

Failing to advance from committee, S.B. 563 sought to allow a manufacturer of spirits, wine or malt liquor with a retail license to sell its products for off premises consumption without the licensed premises being physically separated for on-premises and …Read More

Sales and Transfer Abilities Expanded in Maine

S.B. 563 would allow a manufacturer of spirits, wine or malt liquor with a retail license to sell its products for consumption off the premises of that manufacturer without the licensed premises being physically separated for on-premises and off-premises sales …Read More

Sampling Expansion Proposed in Maine

S.B. 562 would allow any manufacturer licensed by the Department of Administrative and Financial Services, Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations to give a retail licensee samples of malt liquor and wine. Current law restricts this practice to small …Read More

Maine Auction Donations Authorized

Signed by the Governor, Senate Bill 424 provides that manufacturers and wholesalers may donate malt liquor, wine or spirits to be used as prizes or for auctions to public broadcasting stations, incorporated civic organizations and national organizations with similar purposes …Read More

Maine Brewery Cider Manufacture Fails

Failing to advance from committee, House Bill 431 sought to allow the holder of a brewery or small brewery license to manufacture hard cider. Read More

Growler-related Legislation Fails in Maine

Failing to advance from committee, H.B. 744 sought to remove the requirement that the bottles breweries or small breweries use to sell malt liquor for off-premises consumption from their licensed on-premises establishment, typically half-gallon containers, be provided by the breweries …Read More

Maine Bill Addresses Kombucha

S.B. 293 seeks to exempt kombucha, a fermented tea-based drink, from the excise tax imposed on malt liquor, low-alcohol spirits, wine and hard cider. Read More

Provision Would Remove Labeling Requirements for Growlers in Maine

H.P. 744 removes the requirement that the bottles breweries or small breweries use to sell malt liquor for off-premises consumption from their licensed on-premises establishment, typically half-gallon containers, be provided by the breweries and have labels unique to each brewery. Read More

Bill Would Allow Breweries to Manufacture Cider in Maine

House Bill 431 allows the holder of a brewery or small brewery license to manufacture hard cider. Read More

Maine Off-Premise Bottle Labeling Bill Dies in Committee

Dying in committee, Senate Bill 349 sought to remove the requirement that beer dispensed by a brewery at its on-premises location for off-premises consumption be in bottles with labels unique to the brewery. 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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