Receiving favorable House committee consideration, Senate Bill 219 would permit small brewers to sell for consumption on the premises in amounts not subject to a daily maximum amount and for consumption off the premises amounts not exceed a maximum of 288 ounces of malt beverages per individual per day. Additionally, a 6,000 barrel cap would be imposed on such sales. Finally, the bill would allow for the transfer of a limited quantity of malt beverages by small brewers and brewpubs under common ownership.
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