Wide-ranging Alcohol Legislation Advances in DC

Sent to the Mayor for consideration, the Omnibus Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Amendment Act of 2018 would, among many provisions, allow manufacturers who make beer, wine or spirits to create collaboration products with other manufacturers of the same class. Only one manufacturer would be required to have its premises in the District and containers of the collaboration product would need to display the names of both manufacturers. Collaboration products not manufactured on the licensed premises would be permitted to be sold for on-premises consumption. Only collaboration beers in growlers would be permitted to be sold for off-premises consumption. The bill would also authorize manufacturers to participate in extended hours programs available to other licensees, would allow manufacturers to sell and deliver alcohol produced at their licensed establishment directly to consumers and to file for a one-day substantial change permit up to 12 times per calendar year, allowing for the on-premises consumption of alcoholic beverages for a specific event.


  1. Omnibus Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Amendment Act of 2018

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.

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