The Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has accepted a $5 million Offer in Compromise from Anheuser-Busch, LLC (A-B) for alleged violations of the Federal Alcohol Administration (FAA) Act. A-B has also served short suspensions of two of its Colorado importer and wholesaler permits. Alleged violations include exclusion provisions within sponsorship agreements (sports and entertainment), inducements to sports industry concessionaires and several retailer-focused violations.
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.See Pete Johnson's Articles