Dying in committee, S.B. 1040 sought to create an exception to the alcoholic beverage tied-house evil prohibitions to permit a malt beverage distributor to give or sell malt beverage branded glassware to a vendor licensed to sell beer or malt beverages for on-premises consumption. The bill prohibits the distributor from giving more than five cases that include up to 24 pieces per case of single-service glassware per brand, per licensed premises, per calendar year, and prohibits the vendor from selling the glassware or returning it to the distributor for cash or credit.
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