Following a request by the Brewers Association to extend the previously granted waiver of notice requirements (through July 1) associated with the destruction of unmerchantable tax-paid beer, the Tax and Trade Bureau has announced that the waiver will remain in effect through September 1, 2020. With levels of out-of-code beer in the marketplace expected to remain high through the summer months, the continued elimination of the twelve day waiting period prior to destruction should help expedite both the destruction process and the subsequent drawback claim on taxes already paid.
Pete Johnson serves as the State & Regulatory Affairs Manager for the Brewers Association. 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