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Brand Registration Study Proposed in Nebraka

L.R. 337 proposes an interim study to examine laws relating to brand registration of alcoholic beverages of all types and varieties, and the submission of certificates of labeling approval as required by the federal government. Read More

Retail Membership Legislation Intro’d in NJ

Senate Bill 1647 permits the holders of a limited brewery, restricted brewery, plenary winery, farm winery, out-of-state winery, cidery and meadery, and craft distillery license to offer retail memberships to their customers. A “retail membership” is defined as a …Read More

Retail and Delivery Bill Before MD Governor

Awaiting gubernatorial action, House Bill 550 repeals the termination date for various provisions relating to alcoholic beverages manufacturer’s licenses and off–site permits and extends the termination date for provisions relating to the authorization of holders of certain manufacturer’s licenses to …Read More

NH Direct Shipping Bill Passes Senate

Passing the Senate, S.B. 340 relates to direct to consumer shipments of alcohol to New Hampshire residents, specifying that beer, specialty beer and specialty beverages delivered to the state’s consumers shall not exceed 8 percent alcohol by volume with shipments …Read More

Brewery Promotion Legislation Advances in Maryland

Each passing both chambers, companions H.B. 854 and S.B. 698 establish the Advisory Commission on Maryland Alcohol Manufacturing and the Maryland Alcohol Manufacturing Promotion Fund to provide grants that promote the advantages and attributes of State breweries, distilleries, and wineries …Read More

On-Site Sales Bill Proposed for NJ Breweries

Senate Bill 2347 would remove the requirement that a limited brewery licensees provide a tour when selling beer to consumers and permits certain food consumption on premise. Read More

Beer Transfer Bill Intro’d in LA

S.B. 450 seeks to authorize a licensed wholesaler to transfer from a permitted microbrewery to another permitted microbrewery up to 50% of the total manufactured beverages sold at the receiving microbrewery provided all of the following conditions are met: (1) …Read More

Louisiana Self-Distribution Bill Heads to Committee

Referred to committee, House Bill 370 provides that brewers who produce less than 93,000 gallons of beer annually may self-distribute up to 46,500 gallons to certain retailers. Read More

LA Retail Sales Bill Under Committee Consideration

Referred to the Judiciary Committee, H.B. 494 would authorize a manufacturer or brewer who operates one or more brewing facilities located in the state to sell or serve products brewed at those facilities at wholesale to licensed retail dealers and …Read More

LA Self-Distribution and Sales Bill Referred to Committee

Assigned to committee, House Bill 554 provides that a microbrewer may sell up to 250 barrels of its finished products per month at wholesale to other licensed retail dealers and authorizes the sale of such brewed beverage from any licensed …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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