As part of the second Wine, Beer, Spirits, and Cider Summit held earlier this year, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced an agreement with legislative leaders on a measure that will continue the state’s support of the growing craft beverage industry by cutting burdensome requirements placed on producers and rolling back restrictions regarding the marketing of craft products. The measure will provide New York manufacturers with greater opportunities to market their products, including allowing producers to serve “by the bottle” and “by the glass” and will reduce costs for small manufacturers by permitting them to produce more of their product at lower fees.
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