Amended in the House, Senate Bill 2711 would authorize brewpub and small craft producer pub licensees to conduct liquor sales at multiple appropriately licensed premises statewide. Additionally, it seeks to increase the maximum amount that a small craft producer pub licensee can manufacture from 60,000 barrels of malt beverage to 350,000 barrels of malt beverage statewide, provided that no single location manufactures more than 125,000 barrels of malt beverage; allow brewpubs and small craft producer pub licensees to sell malt beverages in growlers that may be recyclable containers of up to one gallon; and permit direct shipping of malt beverages and spirits under the same conditions as are currently permitted for direct shipment of wine.
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