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Texas Judge Finds Prohibition on Brand Rights Payments Unconstitutional

A provision in the Texas beer franchise law prohibiting a brewer from accepting a payment in exchange for a grant of territorial distribution rights has been struck down as the result of a 2014 suit brought against the Texas Alcoholic …Read More

Court Rules on Ohio Franchise Law Case

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently handed down a decision which clarifies several provisions of Ohio franchise law regarding “successor” provisions, including what entities qualify as a successor in change of control situations, compensation awards and …Read More

Texas ABC “One Share Rule” Challenged in Court

The Texas Association of Business, the McLane Company and McLane Beverage Distribution, Inc. have filed suit in U.S. District Court challenging the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission’s (TABC) position that it is illegal for a person or business (governed by the …Read More

Distributor Sues Massachusetts ABC

Distributor Craft Brewers Guild (CBG) is suing the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) in the wake of the ABCC’s finding that CBG violated state rules against offering inducements to retailers. Craft Brewers Guild opted to pay a fine …Read More

Ohio Court Upholds Termination of Distributor

An Ohio appeals court has overturned a previous trial court decision, upholding a successor manufacturer’s termination of a distributor and underscoring several important provisions in the state’s franchise law. The court found that The Brew Kettle Production Works was …Read More

Cold Beer Sales Restriction Upheld in Indiana

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has denied the appeal of a district court decision which upheld a state law denying grocery and convenience stores the ability to sell cold packaged beer. Although the court did not …Read More

Class Action Seeks to Halt AB InBev-SABMiller Merger

A suit has been filed in Oregon U.S. District Court arguing consumers could suffer damage in the form of higher beer prices and less consumer options should the merger between AB InBev and SABMiller be allowed to proceed. Read More

Blue Moon Deception Suit Tentatively Dismissed

A Class action lawsuit filed in California Superior Court, San Diego County, alleging that MillerCoors, through false and deceptive marketing, had caused substantial injury to consumers who purchased Blue Moon beer has been dismissed. The suit cited the Brewers …Read More

Texas Small Brewer Sues State ABC

Deep Ellum Brewing Co. is challenging the constitutionality of provisions in the Texas Alcohol Beverage Code that prohibit a craft brewery from selling its products on-site to consumers for off-premises consumption, a privilege that both Texas wineries and distilleries enjoy. Read More

Distributor Challenge to Indiana Law Fails

Indiana distributor Monarch Beverage Co. previously filed suit in U.S. District Court challenging state law that prohibits beer wholesalers from holding a permit to wholesale liquor. Currently, wine wholesalers have the ability to also distribute beer and liquor. Monarch …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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