An administrative judge has ruled that Cuvee Coffee Bar didn’t violate Texas alcohol code in 2015 when it filled crowlers on its business premises. At the time, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission confiscated the filling equipment and crowlers, as officials interpreted the code as restricting that ability to manufacturers. Although the ruling only applies to this specific case, the development could lead to legislative action to clarify the issue.
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