Governor’s Bill Seeks Expanded Small Brewer Rights

Among various provisions, Senate Bill 169 seeks to raise the annual barrelage cap on microbreweries to 30,000 barrels. Additionally, a licensed microbrewery: may sell on the licensed premises alcoholic beverages produced by the licensee for on-sale or off-sale consumption; may sell alcoholic beverages produced by the licensee to any wholesaler or retailer authorized to receive the alcoholic beverages; may hold on the licensed premises an artisan distiller license, a farm winery license, or a microcidery license; and may operate additional locations by obtaining additional licenses of the same class.


  1. Senate Bill 169

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.

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