A.B. 3720 seeks to allow a limited brewery to serve beer on its premises to a consumer who has not toured the brewery; however, a brewery would be required to offer consumers a tour, either at a regularly scheduled date and time or upon request, and prominently display a sign concerning the availability of tours and would also be required to make information available to consumers about the brewery and brewing process. The bill additionally allows a licensee to offer, or offer for sale, snack food (e.g., packaged crackers, chips, nuts, and similar snacks) to patrons, but would still be prohibited from operating a restaurant.
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