Senate Bill 959 eliminates the requirement that the sales territories for beer wholesalers be exclusive and also eliminates this requirement for self-distribution by brewers that manufacture 300,000 or fewer barrels of beer per year. The bill also clarifies that a brewer that self-distributes does not need to maintain a written agreement with itself and does not need to unload and reload beer at a wholesaler’s warehouse.
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