Under consideration in the House, S.B. 287 authorizes a farm brewery to be established as a permitted use on land zoned for exclusive farm use or mixed farm and forest use provided the farm brewery: produces less than 150,000 barrels of malt beverages annually; produces less than 15,000 barrels of malt beverages annually at the brewery site; and owns an on-site or contiguous hop farm of at least 15 acres, purchases hops from at least 15 acres of a contiguous hop farm, or obtains hops from a total of 15 acres of any combination of these sources.
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's Articles