Amended in the Senate following House passage, H.B. 541 changes the definition of “small brewery” to allow annual production up to 12,000 barrels (from the current 10,000) and would include the production of all affiliated companies and beer purchased from any other beer producer to be sold by the brewery. The bill also increases the tax on breweries producing between 10,000 and 20,000 barrels annually.
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