Passing the House, H.B. 5343 would increase the total barrels of beer per year that a micro brewer may sell and deliver to a retailer from 1,000 barrels to 2,000 barrels. All brands and labels of a micro brewer, whether sold to a wholesaler or a retailer in this state or outside of this state, would have to be combined in determining the yearly total, but sales to consumers on the licensed premises of the micro brewer would not be included.
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