Advanced to final reading, L.B. 1236 would allow craft brewery licensees (up to 20,000 barrels/year production) to self-distribute up to 250 barrels per year to retail licenses in Nebraska if the licensee: (1) only self-distributes its beer in a territory in which the craft brewery licensee has not entered into a distribution agreement with a licensed Nebraska wholesaler; (2) self-distributes its beer utilizing only persons employed by the licensee in vehicles owned and leased by the licensee; and (3) complies with all relevant statutes, rules, and regulations that apply to Nebraska beer wholesalers regarding distribution.
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