Passing House committee with amendments, S.B. 936 creates a Charitable Collaboration Brewer License. The license authorizes a licensee to sell beer to beer distributers, qualified persons out of the state, serve limited and free samples of the charitable collaboration beer, consumers on the brewery premises, and purchase collaboration beer. The measure also authorizes charity collaboration beer licensees to utilize private labels or control labels for sale. Beers sold or sampled to individuals will be considered taxable. Sales and sampling may only occur between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. along with other restrictions on consumption. Licensees who hold a brewery license may sell to retailers. The measure allows the production of wort and non-retail packaged alcohol products necessary for the development to be transferred-in-bond without taxation between charitable collaborating breweries.
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