Senate Bill 2096 would amend the definition of “cooler beverage” to include spirits-based beverages thereby qualifying them for a lower tax rate. The bill also seeks to establish a separate, reduced tax rate on beer for qualified small brewers (defined as producing one hundred fifty thousand barrels of beer or less annually).
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