Passed by the legislature and sent to the Governor, A.B. 2971, among a number of provisions, extends the current tied-house exception, until January 1, 2026, which authorizes a beer manufacturer to give, free of charge, up to five cases of retail advertising glassware to an on-sale retail licensee, per licensed location, each calendar year, and authorizes an on-sale retail licensee to accept, free of charge, up to 10 cases of retail advertising glassware, per licensed location, from licensed beer manufacturers each calendar year, subject to specified conditions.
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