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Keg Sales Addressed in NH Bill

Clearing committee, H.B. 1321 provides for repealing penalties for the sale of kegs of malt beverages without a receipt. Read More

NJ Legislation Addresses Off-Premise Sales

A.B. 4355 seeks to allow certain breweries to operate off-premises retail salesrooms; permits breweries and wineries to operate joint salesrooms. Read More

Tax Credits Considered in New Jersey

Senate Bill 3217 provides tax credits equal to cost of Jersey Fresh products purchased by breweries and wineries to be used in production of beer or wine. Read More

In-State Alcohol requirements Proposed in NY

S.B. 9151 seeks to require events held by the state or on state property which include alcohol to include alcohol produced within the state. Read More

MD Bill Removing Brewery Sales Restrictions with Governor

Before the Governor for action, Senate Bill 1041 establishes direct-to-consumer alcoholic beverages permits authorizing the direct delivery of beer, wine, or liquor to a consumer and repeals off-premises sales restrictions for Class 5 brewery license holders. Read More

Brewer Retail License Bill Signed by ID Governor

Signed into law, S.B. 1364 consolidates the “brew pub” license and “retail” license into one “brewer’s retail” license and provides that a brewery can maintain their retail privileges should they exceed 30,000 barrels of annual production, provided that it has …Read More

IL Brewer Retail Expansion Bill Faces a Floor Vote Deadline

Facing a third reading deadline, S.B. 3245 provides that any person licensed as a brewer, class 1 brewer, or class 2 brewer shall be permitted to sell on the licensed premises to non-licensees for on-premises or off-premises consumption (instead of …Read More

Iowa Governor Signs E-Commerce Wholesaler Provision

Signed by the Governor, H.F. 2277 prohibits a brewer from requiring a wholesaler to assent to any unreasonable requirement, condition, understanding, or term of an agreement prohibiting the wholesaler from utilizing, or requiring the wholesaler to utilize, a business-to-business …Read More

Beer Transfer Changes Before LA House Committee

Pending in committee, House Bill 821 would remove the requirement that a transferring brewing facility that maintains no less than a 10-barrel brewing system, and the receiving brewing facility owned wholly by the transferring brewing facility maintains no less than …Read More

LA Bill to Remove Production Requirement for Transfers Moves

Passing initial Senate committee consideration, H.B. 882 with respect to transfers from a permitted microbrewery to another permitted microbrewery, seeks to change the minimum requirement of a receiving microbrewery from a 10-barrel brewing system to a 5-barrel brewing system. 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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