CA Governor Signs Bill to Expand Beer-Wine Shared Premises Abilities

Signed by the Governor, A.B. 997 allows a licensed winegrower and a licensed beer manufacturer that holds a small beer manufacturer’s license, whose licensed premises of production are immediately adjacent to each other and which are not branch offices, to, with the approval of the department, share a common licensed area in which the consumption of alcoholic beverages is permitted under specified circumstances.


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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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