The subject of a committee hearing, Senate Bill 108 authorizes a person who operates one or more brew pubs to sell at retail: (1) malt beverages that are manufactured on or off the premises of any of the brew pubs for consumption at any other location operated by the person; and (2) malt beverages that are manufactured on the premises of any of the brew pubs and which are sealed in packages at any other location operated by the person for consumption off the premises. The bill also authorizes such a person to transport malt beverages to and store malt beverages at any location operated by the person for the purpose of conducting such sales and to transport malt beverages to another person who operates a brew pub for the purpose of selling the malt beverages at a special event in this state defined as an event that lasts not longer than 3 calendar days and for which a permit has been issued by the local government where the event is conducted.
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