Senate Bill 184 seeks to change the definition of to include fermented beverages made with a variety of substitutes for malt (i.e. rice, grain of any kind, bran, glucose, sugar, or molasses) and would require all beverages sold by a manufacturer or supplier to a wholesaler to be subject to franchise laws.
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.See Pete Johnson's Articles