Senate Bill 152 seeks an expansion of the sales abilities of malt beverage manufacturers to allow up to 3,000 barrels sold at each of the brewer’s licensed premises for on- or off-premise consumption. Additionally, requires fifty percent of malt beverages sold for consumption on a brewer’s licensed premises to be produced on the same licensed premises on which such sales occur. Finally, for brewpubs, increase the annual amount beer allowed to be sold to wholesale dealers to 10,000 barrels (from 5,000).
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