House Bill 279 seeks to allow those licensed to sell intoxicating liquor in the original package at retail under to sell between 32 to 128 ounces of draft beer to customers in containers filled by an employee of the retailer on the premises for consumption off the retail premises. Specifications for the labeling and sealing of the containers, compliance with federal law, and health and safety regulations for filling and refilling containers are specified in the bill.
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