Passing the House, House Bill 3287 seeks to change the premises at which the combined annual production of ale and beer by a brewer’s permit holder and a manufacturer’s license holder, respectively, must not exceed 225,000 barrels for such a permit holder or license holder to be authorized, respectively, to sell ale or beer produced on the permit holder’s or license holder’s premises under the permit or license to ultimate consumers for responsible on-premises consumption from the same premises on which the ale and beer are produced to all premises wholly or partly owned, directly or indirectly, by the permit holder or license holder or an affiliate or subsidiary of the permit holder or license holder. The bill changes the premises at which the total annual combined sales of ale and beer to ultimate consumers by a brewer’s permit holder and a manufacturer’s license holder, respectively, are capped at 5,000 barrels from the same premises on which the ale and beer are sold to all premises. Additionally, breweries would be required to buy their own beer sold in the taproom from a wholesaler. Similar premise aggregating provisions would apply to barrel caps related to self-distribution abilities.
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