CA Brewpub Provisions Amended

Amended in committee, Senate Bill 1283 authorizes a brewpub-restaurant licensee to: label, bottle, package, or refill any container with beer produced on their licensed premises and may, at the licensed premises, sell beer produced and packaged by the licensee to consumers for consumption off the premises; donate or sell beer produced by the licensee to a nonprofit, which beer shall not count in the calculation of minimum amounts of beer required to be produced by a brewpub-restaurant licensee; have a minimum seven-barrel commercial brewing system located permanently onsite that is capable of producing at least seven barrels of beer per brewing cycle and increases the minimum amount to be manufactured by the licensee from 100 to 200 barrels.


  1. Senate Bill 1283

Pete Johnson serves as the State & Regulatory Affairs Manager for the Brewers Association. 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.

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