Senate Bill 321 defines a new category of ready to drink mixed liquor beverages containing no more than 12.5 percent alcohol by volume called “mixed spirit beverages” and requires them (other than those distributed by the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board) to be distributed through a licensed wholesaler. The bill also provides for the levy of a privilege or excise tax on mixed spirit beverages.
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