A.B. 10761 seeks to require the State Liquor Authority to develop and implement a New York State Craft Beverage Sustainable Production, Marketing and Labelling Program to highlight craft beverage producers that have adopted and demonstrated sustainable production methods in the manufacture of their products. Further, the bill would require Empire State Development to work with other state agencies and entities to develop and implement a New York State Craft Beverage Sustainable Production Grant Program. Grants of up to $50,000 would be available for eligible costs associated with sustainable production practices to produce craft alcoholic beverages.
Pete Johnson serves as the State & Regulatory Affairs Manager for the Brewers Association. 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's Articles