Passing the House with amendments and now in conference committee, S.B. 3008, among many provisions, seeks to increase the annual production threshold to sell growlers from 20,000 barrels to 150,000 barrels; allows a small brewer (annual production of less than 7,500 barrels) to sell up to 128 ounces of beer per customer per day, in addition to current off-sale limits, with the amount sold would counting toward the annual barrel limit for these off-sales under the growler rules; and allows small brewers (annual production between 5,500 and 13,500 barrels) to make the additional sales until their annual production increases by 2,000 barrels over their 2021 production.
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