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Bill Would Create Small Distiller License in Virginia

S.B. 1272 creates a limited distiller’s license for distilleries that (i) manufacture no more than 36,000 gallons of spirits per calendar year, (ii) are located on a farm in the Commonwealth on land zoned agricultural and owned or leased by …Read More

Virginia Bill Would Allow Samples of Multiple Alcoholic Beverages at Licensed Premises

Senate Bill 1269 allows a person holding multiple licenses for the manufacture of wine, beer, spirits, or cider to provide samples of any alcoholic beverage produced on the licensed premises to persons under certain conditions. Read More

Bills Make Changes to Virginia Law Regarding Powdered Alcohol

Companions Senate Bill 1034 and House Bill 1908 add powdered or crystalline alcohol to the definition of alcoholic beverages and prohibits containers sold in or shipped into the Commonwealth from including powdered or crystalline alcohol. Read More

Senator Visits Small Brewer Heritage Brewing Co

Senator Mark Warner recently stopped by Heritage Brewing Co. to discuss topics ranging from veterans issues to small brewery economic impact and the link between the two.Read More

Virginia Senator Mark Warner to Co-Sponsor Small BREW Act

Senator Warner recently toured Richmond's Hardywood Park Craft Brewery and announced his support for the small brewer excise tax recalibration legislation.Read More

Virgina Governor Signs Legislation to Support Local Craft Breweries

Governor McDonnell signs two pieces of legislation that help craft breweries and enhance the local economy.Read More

VA Governor Signs Bill Enhancing Small Brewery Sales

Breweries lobby to pass a bill in Virginia allowing on-premise beer sales without serving food.Read More

Rep. Dave Camp visits Midland Brewing Company

Rep. Camp meets with brewery owners from his district.Read More

Representative Cantor (VA) Latest Co-sponsor on Small Brewer Excise Tax Reduction Legislation

Congressman Eric Cantor of Virginia recently signed on in support of HR 4278. Total number of sponsors for the Bill sits at 109.Read More

Representative Perriello (VA) Latest Co-sponsor on Small Brewer Excise Tax Reduction Legislation

Congressman Thomas Periello recently signed on in support of HR 4278. Total number of sponsors for the Bill sits at 88.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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