A.B 7746 seeks to amends the definition of New York State labelled beer to require that at least 60%, by weight, of its hops and at least 60% of any other ingredients, excluding water, are grown in New York. The bill would also authorize a farm brewery to manufacture or sell beer other than New York labelled beer if the total aggregate of hops used by the farm brewery is at least 60% grown in New York and the total aggregate of other ingredients, excluding water, is at least 60% grown in New York.
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