Signed by the Governor, H.B. 1518 provides, among many provisions, that a holder of a permit for the State Fairgrounds may, if the permit holder is a small brewery, farm winery, or artisan distillery, sell the alcoholic beverages produced by the permit holder for carryout; allows minors in brewery premises, including tasting rooms, if accompanied by a parent and if the minor has a handstamp or wristband indicating that the minor is under 21 years of age; and allows a brewery to can and carbonate liquor for a distillery in the same county.
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