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Hemp Derived CBD Prohibition Enacted in MA

The Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission has issued an advisory stating it is unlawful to manufacture and/or sell food or beverages containing hemp derived CBD and/or THC (applies to alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages) and that these products must be removed …Read More

Brand Extension Bill Intro’d in Michigan

S.B. 868 would amend the Michigan Liquor Control Code to modify the definitions of “brand” and “brand extension” for certain alcoholic beverages. Specifically, a brand would include various names of the supplier, and the bill would specify that new products …Read More

NH Keg Sales Bill Moves to Senate

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

MD Governor Signs Bill Removing Brewery Sales Restrictions

Signed into law, 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

CA Beer Manufacturer Retail Expansion Bill Advances

Now under Senate consideration, A.B. 2174 would allow beer manufacturers to obtain a Beer Caterer’s Permit to sell up to 155 gallons of beer for consumption at certain events, such as a convention or sporting event. Read More

CO Alcohol Review Bill Signed by Governor

Signed by the Governor, Senate Bill 231, legislation implementing recommendations of the liquor advisory group convened to conduct a comprehensive review of Colorado’s liquor laws, among a variety of provisions, would allow a brewery, a limited winery, and a distillery …Read More

DE Self-Distribution Proposal Finalized

Made final by the Office of the Delaware Alcoholic Beverage Control Commissioner (OABCC) Rule 911 allows small Delaware brewers to sell and deliver beer to any person licensed to receive and sell beer. Read More

IL Brewer Retail Expansion Bill Fails a Floor Vote Deadline

Failing 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

LA Bill to Remove Production Requirement for Transfers on Gov’s Desk

Before the Governor for action, 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

TN Hemp Product Sales Bill Signed

Signed into law, S.B. 2427 authorizes retail package store licensees and beer permittees to sell hemp-based products. 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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