Senate Bill 271 seeks to amend current law to authorize holders of a limited brewery license to: hold an unlimited number of on-premises special events, for which the license holder may sell tickets without obtaining a permit; hold up to 18 off-premises special events per year pursuant to a permit; deliver its product to a consumer’s home; sell soda, whether or not manufactured by the license holder; coordinate with a food vendor to provide food on the licensed premises; and provide menus to consumers. Further, the bill eliminates the requirement that the license holder provide a tour to a consumer prior to serving alcoholic beverages for consumption on the licensed premises and provides that pourers and servers employed by the licensed brewery are not required to be certified by an industry-recognized server training program.
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