An Idaho District Court has ruled against a challenge by distributors that ABI’s ownership of 10 Barrel’s Boise brewpub was contravened by a state law that prohibited a brewer producing in excess of 30,000 barrels a year from holding a retail license. The court found the determining factor to be that the local entity is operating under the statutory provisions, thereby making the financial interest in that entity immaterial.
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