H.B. 4590 provides that a pub brewer may sell malt beverages or malt beverage products produced by the pub brewery or produced for the pub brewery and sold under the pub brewery name: (1) at wholesale to any person holding a valid wholesalers’ and importers’ license; (2) at wholesale in kegs, casks, barrels or bottles to certain specified licensees for the sole purpose of resale in containers in which the malt beverage was delivered, provided that the total annual sales to those licensees shall not exceed 50,000 gallons; (3) at wholesale to churches and religious societies, educational institutions, incorporated hospitals, homes for the aged, manufactures of food products and manufacturers of drugs and chemicals; (4) at retail by the bottle to consumers for consumption off premises; (5) at wholesale to any person in any state or territory in which the importation and sale of malt beverages is not prohibited by law; and (6) at wholesale to any person in a foreign country.
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