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DE Self-Distribution Proposal Floated

Office of the Delaware Alcoholic Beverage Control Commissioner (OABCC) Proposed Rule 911 would allow small Delaware brewers to sell and deliver beer to any person licensed to receive and sell beer. The Brewers Association has submitted comments in support of …Read More

HI Beer Definition Bill Becomes Law

Signed by the Governor, Senate Bill 2354 expands the definition of “beer” under the liquor regulatory laws to mean any alcoholic beverage containing no less than 0.5 per cent alcohol by volume obtained by fermentation of any infusion or decoction …Read More

CA Beer Manufacturer Retail Expansion Bill Amended

Amended in committee, 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

Colorado Alcohol Fee Bill Dies in Committee

Dying in House committee, Senate Bill 181 sought to impose a fee on alcohol distributed in Colorado to fund an addiction recovery program. The proposed fee for malt beverages and cider was sixteen cents/gallon, however, companies selling 60,000 barrels/year or …Read More

CO Alcohol Review Bill Amended

Amended in the House, 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

TN Cold Beer Sales Prohibition Remains Under Consideration

Receiving committee consideration, S.B. 2636/H.B. 2845 seek to prohibit a beer permittee from selling at retail refrigerated or cold beer. Read More

TN Hemp Product Sales Bill Considered

Continuing under consideration in both chambers, S.B. 2427 /H.B. 2607 authorize retail package store licensees and beer permittees to sell hemp-based products. Read More

Beer tax Increase Proposal Signed by UT Governor

Signed by the Governor, H.B. 548, among a multitude of provisions, increases the tax on beer and uses the additional revenue to fund three new alcohol-related law enforcement officers dedicated to compliance. Read More

Event Permit Bill Passes VT House

Passing the House, H.B. 867, among several provisions, seeks to increase the limit on special event permits that may be acquired by an individual licensee from ten to twenty. Read More

Self-Distribution Prohibition Stalls in RI

Held for further study, House Bill 8024 prohibits manufacturers of alcoholic beverages from holding or having any interest in a wholesaler license. 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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