Passing the House, House Bill 1322 would authorize small craft breweries (annual production up to 60,000 barrels) to sell beer they produce on the premises of the brewery for both on and off premises consumption, limited to 10 percent of annual production or 1,500 barrels, whichever is less. Additionally, a daily limit of 576 ounces to any one individual is imposed on beer sold for off premise consumption. Small craft breweries would be able to retain these retail privileges in the event they are acquired by a non-small craft brewery. For brewpubs, the annual volume cap on production is raised by 15,000 (from 60,000 to 75,000 gallons) and growler sales are authorized.
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