Senate Bill 326 creates a liquor manufacturing license for a research facility at a postsecondary educational institution. Under the bill, other liquor manufacturers, known as subject manufacturers, may produce malt liquor, wine, sparkling wine, fortified wine and spirits at the research facility and the research facility may itself manufacture malt liquor, wine, sparkling wine, fortified wine and spirits for research or instructional purposes, which the research facility also may sell to the State, wholesalers or retailers or directly to the public under certain circumstances.
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