Janene began her career as a Field Investigator with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). While at TTB she completed applications, investigated product integrity, tax and trade practice investigations at wineries, breweries and distilleries. In addition to the investigations she also advised permittees in compliance matters and presented at a number of brewery and winery seminars, focusing on label approvals, record keeping, reports and taxes.
Foreseeing the growth of the cider and fruit wine industries, Janene resurrected the no longer published regulatory reference materials, taught this information at her field office, and became one of the few people at TTB with a thorough understanding of the unique regulatory requirements of non-grape wines.
After leaving the TTB she became the Regulatory Manager and Senior Regulatory Specialist for the Craft Brew Alliance, Inc. (CBA) shortly after the merger between Widmer Brothers Brewing Company and Redbook Ale Brewery. At this time CBA operated 6 breweries, 4 pubs, 2 wineries, 4 licensed warehouses, and distributes in all 50 states and numerous other countries.
Janene was responsible for all aspects of alcohol law compliance, including licensing, record keeping, label and formula approval, taxes and reporting, trade practices, government affairs, etc
Janene is an asset to our team and looks forward to working with you.