S.B. 3275 seeks to increase alcohol tax rates to reflect inflation since 1998 (when rates were last set), with the draft beer rate increasing forty-seven cents to $1.01/wine gallon and the rate on beer other than draft increasing eighty-two cents to $1.75 /wine gallon. The bill further provides for adjusting rates for future inflation.
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