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Non-Alc Beer Distribution Addressed in PA

Signed by the Governor, House Bill 131 further defines “alcoholic cider” and adds a definition of “fermented fruit beverage.” The bill also amends the Liquor Code to require non-alcoholic beer come through the wholesale tier of the three-tiered system. Read More

CA Glassware Bill Moves in Senate

Clearing initial Senate committee consideration after 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 …Read More

Water Regs Bill Amended in CA Assembly

Amended in the Assembly, Senate Bill 166 would require the State Water Resources Control Board, on or before December 1, 2025, in consultation with the State Department of Public Health, Food and Drug Branch, to adopt regulations for microbiological, chemical, …Read More

CA Brewpub-Restaurant Bill Advances

Receiving favorable Assembly committee consideration, Senate Bill 21 seeks to reduce the required minimum brewing production of a brewpub-restaurant licensee from 200 barrels per year to 100 barrels per year and clarifies that a brewpub-restaurant license does not authorize the …Read More

Food-Related Regulatory Issue Addressed in CA

Clearing initial Senate committee consideration after passing the Assembly, Assembly Bill 746 seeks to exempt beer manufacturers that are licensed by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control from the requirement to register with the Department of Public Health as a …Read More

Glassware Guidance Issued in Florida

The state has issued an informational bulletin providing guidance on the ability of distributors to provide branded glassware to those licensed to sell malt beverages for on-premises consumption. Read More

Crowler Sales Provisions Bill Heads to IL Governor

Sent to the Governor for action, House Bill 3610 makes changes to provisions authorizing a manufacturer, distributor, or importing distributor to sell coil cleaning services and dispensing accessories. It further provides that a manufacturer of beer or a brew …Read More

Louisiana Recognizes Craft Brewers

H.R. 251 designates the week of September 23 through 29, 2019, as Louisiana Craft Brewer Week in Louisiana. Read More

Self-Distribution and Franchise Bill Passes in Maine

Signed by the Governor, Senate Bill 593 seeks to change the definition of “small brewery” by increasing the amount of malt liquor a small brewery may brew, and subsequently self-distribute, from 50,000 gallons to 30,000 barrels per year. The …Read More

Study Commission Approved in NH

Signed by the Governor, H.B. 598 establishes a commission to study beer, wine, and liquor tourism in New Hampshire. 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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