Passing initial committee consideration with amendments, companions H.B. 489 and S.B. 413 propose a revision to the excise tax rates for microbrewed beer, cider and craft distillers, with the beer rates revised from the single rate of $.41 per gallon to $.08 per gallon on the first 30,000 barrels, $.28 per gallon for volumes from 30,000 to 60,000 barrels and $.41 for volumes from 60,000 barrels to 200,000.
Pete Johnson serves as the State & Regulatory Affairs Manager for the Brewers Association. 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