Signed into law, S.B. 1099 specifies certain actions which beer manufacturers, brewers, and importers are prohibited from taking in business relations with wholesalers (with exceptions for written agreements between both parties), relating to marketing data and funding, shipping product quantities in excess of ordered quantities, and software requirements. The provisions of this bill do not apply to existing distribution agreements between beer producers and wholesalers.
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