H.B. 2769 would define “ready-to-drink spirits products” to mean distilled spirits mixed with other beverages that may contain flavoring or coloring materials and other ingredients, that do not exceed twelve percent alcohol by volume, that are sealed in an original container of not more than twenty-four ounces and that are sold in the manufacturer’s original packaging. It would also set the tax rate for such products at $1.25/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