Signed by the Governor, House Bill 3610 makes changes to provisions authorizing a manufacturer, distributor, or importing distributor to sell coil cleaning services and dispensing accessories. It further provides that a manufacturer of beer or a brew pub may transfer any beer manufactured or sold on its licensed premises to a growler or crowler and sell those growlers or crowlers to non-licensees for consumption off the premises; provides that on-premises retail licensees may fill growlers or crowlers or refill growlers of beer if specified requirements are met, including sealing requirements, labeling requirements, and cleaning and sanitization requirements. Finally, in a provision that prohibits manufacturers, distributors, and importing distributors from furnishing things of value to retail licensees, except for certain types of signage, provides that growlers and crowlers are not a temporary inside sign and may only be sold to retailers at fair market value.
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