H.B. 590 provides that low-alcohol spirits beverages containing not more than 16 percent alcohol by volume would be regulated as “vinous beverages.” Low-alcohol spirits beverages would be classified as a “spirit” under the following conditions: contains more than 16 percent alcohol by volume; is not packaged in metal cans; or is packaged in containers greater than 24 fluid ounces in volume.
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