Dying in committee, House Bill 846 sought to allow small craft breweries (defined as those producing 225,000 barrels or less annually) to: sell up to 2,000 barrels or 10% of production (whichever is greater) for both on-premise and off-premise consumption; have a second location in the same or adjoining county; serve beer from other breweries (must be purchased through a distributor); sell at farmers markets or festivals; and transfer product between licensed facilities and locations. Large craft breweries (defined as those producing more than 225,000 barrels annually) would have the ability to sell, on site only, 10% of production for both on-premise and off-premise consumption and brewpubs could sell for off-premise consumption and produce up to 2,000 barrels 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