Gaining Senate approval, Senate Bill 1154 would allow a brewer or micro brewer to sell beer it manufactured for consumption on or off the premises at an approved tasting room if the tasting room were located on licensed brewery premises where the brewer or micro brewer manufactures. Subject to existing limitations, if a brewer or micro brewer had more than one licensed brewery premises, the bill would allow the brewer or micro brewer to sell beer that it has produced at one licensed brewery premises at an approved tasting room on any of its other licensed brewery premises if conditions specified in the bill were met, such as that the licensed brewery premises receiving the beer, on which the tasting room is located, must produce a volume of beer equivalent to 50% of the volume of beer sold to consumers at that tasting room.
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