Further amended during a second round of committee consideration in which franchise provisions were removed, H.B. 107, among other provisions, would expressly allow taproom sales at the licensed premises to consumers for on-premises or off-premises consumption (including growlers which are specified to be containers of 32, 64, and 128 ounces) without obtaining a vendor’s license; permits a manufacturer to obtain a vendor’s license at two manufacturing premises; allows brewpubs to sell malt beverages brewed on premises for on-premises or off-premises consumption and malt beverages brewed by other manufacturers as authorized by its vendors license; permits manufacturers or distributors to conduct tasting of malt beverages on a vendor’s licensed premises; and provides for self-distribution of up to 2,000 kegs annually to vendors who are not within the exclusive sales territory of a distributor with whom the manufacturer is under contract.
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