S.B. 1172 increases the amount of beer brewed by the license holder that a Class 5 brewery may sell for on-premises consumption each year from 500 barrels to 5,000 barrels. Additionally, a Class 5 brewery may sell more than 5,000 barrels if the brewery first purchases the additional beer from a licensed wholesaler. Unless otherwise determined by a local licensing board, the hours of sale for beer sold for on-premises consumption by a Class 5 brewery are from (1) 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday and (2) 10 a.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday. Finally, the bill repeals the requirement that a Class 5 brewery obtain an on-site consumption permit in order to sell beer for on-premises consumption.
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