A.B. 2500 authorizes limited breweries, commonly referred to as microbreweries, to hold certain on-site and off-site events open to the general public. Additionally, the bill provides that the requirement that a consumer take a tour of the brewery as a prerequisite to consuming malt alcoholic beverages on the premises can be satisfied by taking either an on-site tour or a virtual tour of the brewery, and that an on-site or virtual tour is not required for the licensee to sell its product at retail for off-premises consumption and that the product may be sold in a keg, sixtel, case, six-pack, growler, or crowler.
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