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Brewer's Notice

  • If you've decided to brew beer for sale then you must first qualify with TTB by submitting a Brewer's Notice application.  You can do this online (recommended) or file a *paper application. There is no fee at the federal level to apply for or maintain approval to operate TTB-regulated alcohol and tobacco businesses.
    How to Qualify

    • Starting a new business and understanding the process can be challenging. For an overview of the steps involved in getting started in a TTB-Regulated industry see our Industry Startup Tutorial.
    • You should become familiar with TTB regulations related to beer in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 27 Part 25.
    • Once you understand the application process and requirements of operating a brewery, file your original brewer's notice application using Permits Online.

    Permits Online Application Process
    Apply electronically using Permits Online to file your original application, make amendments, and track the status. Using this secure and free system eliminates the need to mail in forms, which saves you time and effort and generally results in faster processing of your application.

    Apply for a Permit/Permission to Operate

    Certain alcohol and tobacco businesses, as well as firearms and ammunition businesses must file an application with and receive approval from TTB before engaging in business.

    Permits Online Tutorial

    This tutorial is designed to help you navigate the process of applying for a TTB permit, registration, or notice electronically.



    Permits Online System

    Register an account or get online help to use our electronic system filing original and amended applications with us online and for FREE!


    Permits Online Login

    Already a registered user?  You can log into your account to apply or check the status of your application.  



    Application Packets (Paper Applications)

    See or download required forms and instructions along with tools and resources to aid you in filing an acceptable paper application. If you do not file your application electronically, you must submit the Brewer's Notice application using paper forms and mail them to TTB. 

    *See a complete list of applications not currently accepted electronically via Permits Online. 

    Brewery/Brewpub/Alternating Brewery Premises

    For businesses wishing to produce malt beverages, operate a brewpub or microbrewery or alternate brewery premises with another brewery.  Saké producers must also use this packet.

    Brewery-Pilot Operations

    A pilot brewery may be established off brewery premises for research, analytical, experimental, or developmental purposes relating to beer or brewery operations.


    Experimental Distilled Spirits Plant

    An experimental distilled spirits plant (DSP) may be established for specific and limited periods of time solely for experimentation in or development of industrial spirits or sources of materials used to produce spirits or processes for producing or refining spirits.

    Special Situations

    These packets provide instructions on obtaining a special service or fulfilling a special requirement for your type of business. See:

    Disaster Claims Manufacturer of Nonbeverage Products



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Questions? If you have questions regarding permits, applications, bonds, tax payments, etc., you may contact the National Revenue Center online or at 877-882-3277 (Toll Free), or see more beer contacts. If you're having technical issues with our online applications contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or see the TTB Online Help Center.

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Le Manuel des Boissons Alcoolisées (BAM)

Guide Pratique

Informations obligatoires de base pour les BOISSONS MALTÉES
Volume 3

Lois et Réglementations en Vigueur

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Chapitre 1:

Informations Obligatoires sur l'Etiquette

Chapitre 2:

Type, Taille et Obligations de Lisibilité

Chapitre 3:

Type Taille et Obligations de Lisibilité pour l'Avertissement sur la Santé

Chapitre 4:

Désignation de la Classe et du Type

Chapitre 5:

Contenu Net

Guide Pratique

Informations Obligatoires de Base pour les
Volume 3

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