A.B. 5496 creates new taxable category of alcoholic beverages called flavored malt beverages defined as a beverage having an alcoholic content of one half of one per centum (1/2 of 1%) or more by volume for which the producer is required to file a formula for approval with the United States Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, and taxed at a rate of $4.40/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