Passing the House, H.B. 1179 excludes the production of cider from the commodity assessment that applies to vinifera wine grape growers and producers, which funds the advertising of Washington wines through the Washington Wine Commission.
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