Senate Bill 490, among a number of provisions, defines “premixed cocktail” as a drink containing at least one-half of one percent 11 (0.5%), and no more than eleven percent (11%), alcohol by volume and consisting of spirituous liquor premixed with any or all of the following: nonalcoholic beverages, flavoring, or coloring. The bill would also exempt such ready-to-drink cocktails from the mixed beverage tax.
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