The state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) has launched an investigation into alleged anti-competitive actions on the part of certain brewers, retailers and wholesalers that violate state law. So-called “pay-to-play” practices involve compensation for, or asking compensation for, access to taps or shelf space. The ABCC has issued several subpoenas for records in the on-going investigation.
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