Failing further consideration prior to adjournment, House Bill 343 sought to provide for the direct interstate shipping of beer. The direct beer shipment permit would have allowed two twelve-quart cases of beer to be shipped monthly to a New Mexico resident who is twenty-one years of age or older for the recipient’s personal consumption or use. The bill also provided for a competitions and tastings permit allowing for seventy-five gallons of beer to be shipped into New Mexico for individually identified events.
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