Senate Bill 1647 permits the holders of a limited brewery, restricted brewery, plenary winery, farm winery, out-of-state winery, cidery and meadery, and craft distillery license to offer retail memberships to their customers. A “retail membership” is defined as a membership program offered by a license holder to customers, which provides discounts or other benefits related to the products manufactured by the license holder in exchange for a membership fee.
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