The RESTAURANTS Act, creating a restaurant revitalization fund of $120 billion that will provide grants to hospitality businesses that have been hit especially hard by COVID-19, has been introduced in both chambers of Congress (H.R. 793 and S. 255). This legislation includes language specifically stating that brewpubs, tasting rooms, taprooms, licensed facilities or premise of a beverage alcohol producer where the public may taste, sample, or purchase products, or other similar place of business, have access to the grants.
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