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New Jersey Issues Rules Defining Small Brewer Abilities

The state Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control has issued a Special Ruling defining allowable activities for limited (i.e. craft) brewery licensees. The ruling covers issues related to on- and off-premises events, brewery tours, food on brewery premises, and certain …Read More

Sampling Bill Clears AL Legislature

Before the Governor for action, Senate Bill 276 authorizes wineries, distilleries, and breweries that conduct tastings and samplings and that are located within an entertainment district to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption within the entertainment district. Read More

Production Expansion Sought in NY

S.B. 5427 seeks to expands the number of barrels that a restaurant brewer may sell at retail. Read More

Arkansas Governor Signs Brewery Expansion Bill

Signed into law, Act 681, allows for the operation of microbrewery-restaurants in dry counties. Read More

NC Self-Distribution and Franchise Bill Signed by Governor

Signed into law, H.B. 363 would allow brewery permittees that sell fewer than 100,000 barrels of malt beverages produced by the brewery each year to self-distribute up to 50,000 barrels of malt beverages manufactured by the brewery per year to …Read More

CA Glassware Bill Moves to Senate

Passing the Assembly, A.B. 1133 allows a beer manufacturer up to give up to five cases of glassware – a total of 120 pieces – to an on-sale retail licensee, as specified, and allows an on-sale retail licensee to accept, …Read More

Wide-Ranging Alcohol Bill Moves in NC

Passing initial committee consideration, House Bill 536, seeks to revise numerous provisions of the state’s alcoholic beverage control laws. Proposed changes affecting the craft beer industry include: allowing breweries to produce private label brands for retail permittees; clarifying contract brewing …Read More

Water Regs Study Group Clears CA Senate

Passing the Senate, Senate Bill 166 would require the State Water Resources Control Board to convene a study group by December 1, 2021, to advise the Legislature on policies regarding onsite process water reuse in breweries and wineries. Read More

OK Charitable Collab Bill Becomes Law

Becoming law with the Governor’s signature, S.B. 936 creates a Charitable Collaboration Brewer License. The license authorizes a licensee to sell beer to beer distributers, qualified persons out of the state, serve limited and free samples of the charitable collaboration …Read More

Production and Sales Changes Signed by CT Governor

Signed into law by the Governor, Senate Bill 647, among many provisions, consolidates the manufacturer permits for beer, brew pub, beer and brew pub, and farm brewery into one permit, allows the permittee to wholesale distribute to other alcoholic liquor …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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