Assembly Bill 3445 seeks to allow the holder of a limited brewery license to operate up to 15 salesrooms apart from the brewery premises with the ability to sell their products in original containers or open containers for consumption on the salesroom premises. The bill also allows the holder of a limited brewery license and the holder of a winery license who produces 250,000 gallons or less to jointly operate a salesroom on the same premises, however, breweries would be prohibited from jointly operating salesrooms with other breweries and wineries would be prohibited from jointly operating salesrooms with other wineries.
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