Undergoing a number of House procedural steps, H.B. 5331, among several provisions, would authorize a brewer to sell at retail on its premises beer brewed in collaboration with another brewer; the holder of a craft cafe permit and a beer manufacturer permit to sell at the craft cafe any beer that such holder brewed in collaboration with another brewer; and provides that water pollution control authorities shall not consider the volume of water consumed by brewers in establishing or revising charges to brewers for the use of sewerage systems.
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