Before the Governor for action, H.B. 539 revises the daily limit on how much beer and liquor may be sold by brewpubs and certain breweries and distilleries to customers for off-premises consumption; provides further for calculating which breweries qualify to sell beer at their breweries for off-premises consumption; provides further for manufacturer licenses issued by the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board; revises the amount of beer a brewpub may donate to charitable events.
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