Amended in committee, H.B. 1298 would allow a county, city, or town to adopt an ordinance to allow the following at a farmers’ market: (1) A small brewery, farm winery, or artisan distillery (craft manufacturer) to serve complimentary samples of the alcoholic beverages that they manufacture; (2) A small brewery or artisan distillery to sell their product in original containers.
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