Failing to clear committee, Montgomery County-specific H.B. 333 provides that a holder of a Class 7 micro-brewery license in Montgomery County may produce any amount of beer each year. The holder of a Class 8 farm brewery license in Montgomery County is authorized to (1) produce any amount of beer each year and (2) engage in retail sales and food service during the same hours and days established for a Class B beer, wine, and liquor license. A brewery of any type in Montgomery County may obtain a Class 7 limited beer wholesaler’s license if it produces up to 45,000 barrels of beer each year in aggregate from all of its locations. The holder of a Class 7 limited beer wholesaler’s license in the county may distribute up to 6,000 barrels of its own beer each year.
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