H.B. 2726 seeks to reduce the tax rate on qualified small brewers (defined as producing 70,000 barrels or less annually) and adds spirits-based beverages to the definition of cooler beverages to bring those products into tax equivalency with beer- and wine-based coolers.
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