The Kentucky Beer Wholesalers Association (KBWA) has sued the Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) in Circuit Court over an advisory opinion issued with respect to a microbrewery’s ability to ship and deliver malt beverages that it produces directly to consumers via common carrier. The ABC’s advisory affirmed that ability, however, the KBWA claims that the advisory s in direct conflict with applicable Kentucky law. The Kentucky Guild of Brewers, which originally requested the ABC opinion, has also been names in the wholesalers’ suit.
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