Licensing & Permitting in the Beer and Distillery Industry
One of the agencies you become very familiar with when you have a brewery, distillery, or winery is the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). Established in 2002 under the Homeland Security Act, the TTB became responsible for protecting the public and collecting the revenue from transactions in the alcohol, tobacco, firearms, and ammunitions industries. When your business involves alcohol production, importation, distribution, labeling, and advertising – you’ll have to file some paperwork with the TTB, and our team of liquor licensing lawyers in Minneapolis happen to be well versed in the permitting process.Contact Us
Types of Operations
Distilled Spirits Plant – Beverage – Able to produce, bottle, rectify, process or store beverage spirits. (i.e., vodka, whiskey, gin, tequila, etc.).
Brewery/Brewpub/Alternating Proprietorship – Includes breweries of all sizes, allows them to produce beer, to operate a brewpub, or to conduct an alternating proprietorship with another brewery.
State Licenses and Permits
After you have obtained the necessary TTB permits, you will also have to contend with your state’s licensing process, which can be a minefield. Typically, states build on existing laws so rather than revise statutes in full to clarify the law, states build a convoluted system of regulations, exceptions, and exceptions to exceptions. We frequently work with state regulatory bodies to find ways for our clients to meet their objectives while complying with state regulations. At Hop Law, our experienced distillery and brewery licensing lawyers in Minneapolis can help you negotiate the myriad complications posed by state licensing regulations.
If you’d like to learn more or are interested in working with experienced brewery and distillery licensing attorneys in Minneapolis, we invite you to call our firm at 612-259-4800, or you can contact us online. We love helping fellow beer and spirits lovers achieve their dreams of owning their own breweries or distilleries, and we understand the importance of keeping a low overhead when you’re at this point in the launch process. Contact us today to set up your free initial consultation.
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