Passing the Senate, S.B. 259 provide that a beer manufacturer that produces more than 60,000 barrels annually may have a financial interest in no more than one brewpub (existing law states that a beer manufacturer that sells less than 60,000 barrels of beer annually may have a financial interest in a brewpub), would restrict the sale of beer by that brewpub for off-premises consumption, and that the annual barrel production limit includes beer produced by affiliate producers and beer produced exclusively for that manufacturer.
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