Signed by the Governor, House Bill 370 authorizes a brewer who operates a brewing facility located entirely in the state that produces less than 5,000 barrels of beer or other malt beverages annually at the brewing facility and holds both an in-state manufacturer’s permit and a brewer’s self-distribution permit to self-distribute, under specified conditions, to either of the following: (1) A secondary location wholly owned by the brewer holding the self-distribution permit; (2) certain retailers. No more than 3,000 barrels of beer brewed at the brewing facility be self-distributed to all retailers annually.
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