Passing initial committee consideration, S.B. 3053 seeks to allow the holder of an alcoholic beverage manufacturer license to sell an amount not in excess of thirty-six ounces (36 oz.) of malt beverage and four and one-half ounces (4.5 oz.) of distilled spirits per visitor per day, for consumption on the premises. It would also authorize the sale of beverages produced on the premises in an amount not in excess of two hundred eighty-eight ounces (288 oz.) of malt beverages, and seven hundred fifty milliliters (750 ml) of distilled spirits per visitor per day, to be sold in containers that may hold no more than seventy-two ounces (72 oz.) each. These beverages may be sold to the consumers for off-premise consumption.
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