Importer Shelton Brothers has filed suit in Massachusetts against distributor Craft Brewers Guild (CBG) seeking to recover the value of lost sales due to pay-to-play activities over which CBG has been fined by both the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission and the federal Tax and Trade Bureau. Shelton Brothers also seeks to terminate CBG for cause.
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