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MA Growler Bill Intro’d

House Bill 397 relates to the ability of farmer brewers and pub brewers to fill growlers. Read More

Trade Practices Addresssed in MA Legislation

H.B. 453 provides that no licensee shall give or permit to be given money or any other thing of substantial value in any effort to induce any person to persuade or influence any other person to purchase, or contract for …Read More

New Alc Bev Definition Proposed in MN

House Bill 2620 seeks to replace the current 3.2 malt liquor definition with a 5.5 alcoholic beverage definition, which would include, but not be limited to, beer, ale, hard cider, hard seltzer, and canned cocktails. Read More

MO Trade Practice Legislation Clears Senate Committee

Clearing initial Senate committee consideration, House Bill 533 has been amended to provide that the replacement of allowable manufacturer/wholesaler supplied permanent point of-sale advertising materials to retailers that are damaged and non-functioning shall not apply toward the current maximum of …Read More

To-Go Bill Signed by MT Governor

Signed by the Governor, House Bill 226 addresses curbside delivery and to-go drinks for all on and off premises retailers including manufacturers with limited retail privileges. Read More

Opposition to Alcohol Tax Increases Expressed by IL House

House Resolution 272 states opposition to any additional excise taxes on businesses that produce beer, wine, or liquor or their related industries. Read More

Indiana Distribution Bill Signed into Law

Signed into law, Senate Bill 175 requires a primary supplier that wants to amend, cancel, terminate, or refuse to renew a distribution agreement entered into with a beer wholesaler to act in good faith, with good cause, and with due …Read More

TTB Collects Six-Figure OIC Relating to Alleged Violations in Illinois

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) announced that it had accepted an $850,000 “offer-in-compromise” payment to settle allegations that three entities associated with Illinois’ Lakeshore Beverage had violated tied-house and exclusive outlet provisions of the Federal Alcohol …Read More

Carryout Sales Bill Signed by Indiana Governor

Signed by the Governor, H.B. 1396 provides, among many provisions, for an amended definition of “beer” that includes the fermentation of cereal byproducts and an amended definition of “flavored malt beverage” to include canned beverages. Read More

Beer Sales Bill Before the AL Governor

Before the Governor for action, H.B. 539 revises the daily limit on how much beer and liquor may be sold by brewpubs and certain breweries and distilleries to customers for off-premises consumption; provides further for calculating which breweries qualify to …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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