Austin-based Cuvee Coffee has had its canning equipment seized and has been issued a violation by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) for continuing sales of crowlers in the wake of a recent ruling that, under the Alcoholic Beverage Code, the right to manufacture and sell single-use, permanently sealed cans of malt beverages (crowlers) is reserved for license or permit holders who produce their own beer, ale or malt liquor on-site. Retailers who are not permitted to brew beer, ale, or malt liquor may not can or bottle malt beverage products produced by other manufacturers for resale to consumers.
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