H.B.107, among other provisions, would expressly allow taproom sales to consumers for on-premises or off-premises consumption (including growlers) without obtaining a vendor’s license. Additionally, the bill provides for written franchise agreements of no more than 5 years’ duration if the supplier is not a “primary manufacturer” defined as one providing more than 50 percent by volume of the malt beverages purchased by and delivered to a distributor per calendar year and self-distribution of up to 5,000 barrels annually.
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