H.B. 1265 seeks to allow a microbrew pub to: sell and deliver beer in brewery – sealed containers holding twelve ounces manufactured by the microbrew pub to licensed retailers within the state if: (1) the brewer uses the brewer’s own equipment, trucks, and employees to deliver the beer; (2) individual deliveries are limited to the case equivalent of eight barrels per day to each licensed retailer; (3) the total amount of beer sold or delivered directly to all retailers does not exceed ten thousand barrels per year; and (4) a common carrier is not used to ship or deliver the microbrew pub’s product to the public or to licensed retailers.
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