Passing committee and on the House floor, H.B. 494 would authorize a manufacturer or brewer who operates one or more brewing facilities located in the state to sell or serve products brewed at those facilities at wholesale to licensed retail dealers and special events, and at retail to the public at those facilities for consumption on or off the premises, but not for resale and that the total amount of sales (calculated from sales to retail dealers, special events, and to the public) not exceed 10% of the total amount of product brewed at each facility monthly or 250 barrels for each facility, whichever is greater.
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