Companions Senate Bill 2537 and House Bill 2558 provide a definition of “low-alcohol volume prepackaged beverages” to mean a canned or bottled alcoholic beverage made from distilled spirits and other nonalcoholic ingredients, containing not more than 14 percent alcohol by volume. Such beverages would be taxed at the equivalent ABV wine rate of $0.95/gallon.
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