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Indiana Craft Manufacturer Definition Signed by Governor

Signed into law, House Bill 1086, in part defines “craft manufacturer’s permit” as a small brewery permit, farm winery permit, or artisan distiller’s permit and “craft manufacturer” as the holder of a “craft manufacturer’s permit.” The bill also allows a …Read More

IN Wholesaler Residency Change Becomes Law

Signed by the Governor, H.B. 1197, among many provisions, repeals a provision concerning residency requirements for beer wholesalers. Read More

HI Committee Moves Beer Definition Bill

Advancing from initial House committee consideration, Senate Bill 2354 would expand 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 …Read More

Brewer Retail License Bill Before Governor

On the Governor’s desk, S.B. 1364 consolidates the “brew pub” license and “retail” license into one “brewer’s retail” license and provides that a brewery can maintain their retail privileges should they exceed 30,000 barrels of annual production, provided that it …Read More

IL Brewer Retail Expansion Bill Faces Deadline

Facing a committee consideration 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

Mixed Spirit Beverages Bill Intro’d in AL

S.B. 259 seeks to define a new category of ready to drink mixed liquor beverages containing no more than eight percent alcohol by volume called “mixed spirit beverages.” The bill would require all mixed spirit beverages, other than those distributed …Read More

AZ RTD Definition and Tax Bill Held in Committee

House Bill 2888 defines “ready-to-drink spirits products” as distilled spirits mixed with other beverages that may contain flavoring or coloring materials and other ingredients, that do not exceed ten percent alcohol by volume, that are sealed in an original container …Read More

CA Beer Manufacturer Retail Expansion on Tap

A.B. 2174 would allow beer manufacturers to obtain a Beer Caterer’s Permit to sell their beer at public and private events at locations other than their licensed premises. Read More

Colorado Alcohol Fee Heard in Committee

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

Lower BAC Bill Stalls in Hawaii

Failing to advance from committee, Senate Bill 2384 seeks to lower the blood alcohol concentration threshold for driving while under the influence of alcohol from 0.08 to 0.05. 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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