Signed into law, Senate Bill 819 allows for the consumption of drinks served at a brewery outside of the serving area (defined as the area of the bar where drinks are sold, prepared and served to paying customers). The measure allows a brewer license holder to manufacture and sell cider and allows accompanied visitors under the age of 21 to be on the licensed premises excepting the serving area.
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