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A new California law signed by Gov. Newsom on July 9, 2019 expands the definition of beer under California, which carries with it certain tax benefits and other advantages. Using fruit in the fermentation process or aging in wine barrels … Continue reading
I wrote about the three basic types of brewery licenses in California. However, the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control updates it’s descriptions periodically. These licenses are known as “non-retail” licenses (except for the type 75). In other words, they are … Continue reading
There are four basic brewery licenses in California. The descriptions of brewery license types below are straight from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC).
The Brewers Association released its annual lists of breweries – two lists: Craft breweries and overall breweries. The lists can be found here: Top Fifty
These slides are from a Powerpoint presentation I gave on two topics (regulations and contracts) at an NBI conference on brewery and distillery law. Without the oral presentation, these slides are useful more for the purpose of spotting issues. If … Continue reading
Part 1 of this series discussed state licensing for establishing a brewery. Part 2 discussed municipal and county regulations for a new brewery. Part 3 discussed the process to receive federal permits, labeling requirements, and brewer’s bonds. Part 4 will … Continue reading
Part 1 of this series discussed state licensing for establishing a brewery. Part 2 discussed municipal and county regulations for a new brewery. Part 3 will discuss the process to receive a federal permit, labeling requirements, and brewer’s bonds.
Brewery tasting rooms without kitchens have given rise to symbiotic relationships with nearby restaurants and other types of food vendors. This mobile BBQ vendor next to Mission Brewery in downtown San Diego served up some mighty fine BBQ.
Prior to Sept. 29, 2014, California breweries had the ability to open “branch” locations on an expedited basis. These branch locations could sell the brewery’s beer to the public but could not make beer. A brewery with a type 1 … Continue reading
Making beer in California is regulated by local, state, and federal government agencies. This first of a series of articles examines the state licenses applicable to making and selling beers. The key word here is “making” since there are several … Continue reading