Becoming law without the Governor’s signature, H.B. 415 establishes a direct shipper license authorizing shipment of alcoholic beverages to consumers in Kentucky. A manufacturer authorized to manufacture alcoholic beverages in or outside Kentucky or a licensed alcoholic beverage supplier would be eligible to apply for the license. The bill requires shipment by common carrier and would limit the amounts of alcoholic beverages a licensee may ship, as follows: distilled spirits – no more than 10 liters per consumer per month; wine – no more than 10 cases per consumer per month; and malt beverages – no more than 10 cases per customer per month.
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