Previously signed by the Governor and now receiving implementation funding, H.B. 2258 establishes the Virginia Beer Distribution Company (operated by the Virginia Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services) that will provide all breweries with the ability to self-distribute up to 500 barrels of beer annually.
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