In a letter to Acting Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) Administrator Mary Ryan, the Brewers Association, joined by the Beer Institute and the National Beer Wholesalers Association, requested that TTB waive the prior notification and waiting period requirements associated with the voluntary destruction of beer and to redirect internal resources to expedite the processing and payment of refund claims of taxes paid. TTB subsequently waived the notification/waiting period requirement (see FAQ COV B-2 in TTB’s Frequently Asked Questions – Destruction of Beer During COVID-19).
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's Articles