After Senate passage, the House failed to take action on Senate Bill 1273 The bill sought to require the ABC Board to adopt regulations that prescribe the terms and conditions under which tour guides employed by a licensed brewery that manufactures no more than 10,000 barrels of beer during the license year may consume samples of the beer manufactured on the licensed premises while conducting tours of the premises. The bill also provided that the samples of beer shall not exceed four ounces, that no more than three product samples may be consumed by the tour guide, and that the purpose of the consumption is to feature and educate the consuming public visiting the licensed premises about the beer being tasted.
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