Passing both legislative chambers, House Bill 669 allows bars, restaurants, small breweries, micro-distilleries, and wineries (qualified permit holders) to sell alcoholic beverages in sealed, covered cups or other containers for off-premises consumption, including via delivery (drinks may include beer, wine, mixed beverages, or spirituous liquor). Prior to delivering an alcoholic beverage to a personal consumer, a qualified permit holder, or a qualified permit holder’s employee, is required to make an effort to ensure that the personal consumer is 21 or older.
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