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Beer Rulings

Rulings offer formal interpretations of TTB and ATF regulations. Below you will find IRS Revenue Rulings and ATF/TTB Rulings pertaining to the malt beverage industry.

For more rulings, see our main TTB Rulings page.

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This may not be a complete listing of all current and valid rulings. Additionally, these rulings may have been modified, superseded, or made obsolete by changes in federal laws or regulations. To verify the content of any TTB rulings, please contact us at 202-453-2265, or by email at  Regulations@ttb.gov.

  • 2015-1 Ingredients and Processes Used in the Production of Beer Not Subject to Formula Requirements
  • 2014-4 [Superseded by TTB Ruling 2015-1] Ingredients and Processes Used in the Production of Beer Not Subject to Formula Requirements
  • 2014-2 Revised Interim Policy on Gluten Content Statements in the Labeling and Advertising of Wine, Distilled Spirits, and Malt Beverages
  • 2013-1 Malt Beverages Sold Exclusively in Intrastate Commerce
  • 2012-4 Freshness Dating and Allowable Returns of Malt Beverage Products under the FAA Act
  • 2012-2 Interim Policy on Gluten Content Statements in the Labeling and Advertising of Wines, Distilled Spirits, and Malt Beverages.
  • 2010–2 Consolidated Imports of Personal Purchases of Alcohol Beverage Product
  • 2008-3 Classification of Brewed Products
  • 2004-1 Caloric and Carbohydrate Representations in the Labeling and Advertising of Wine, Distilled Spirits and Malt Beverages.
  • 2002-2 Labeling and Advertising of Flavored Malt Beverages
  • 95-2 Athletes, Athletic Activities or Events and Motor Vehicles in Labeling and Advertising of Alcoholic Beverages
  •  94-3 Ice Beer
  • 92-2 Imported Bulk Beer
  • 85-4 Use of the Term "Natural" in the Labeling and Advertising of Alcoholic Beverages
  • 84-3 Transfer of Certificates of Label Approval
  • 71-535 Labels on Imported Alcoholic Beverages
  • 83-6 Transfers of Certificates of Label Approval
  • 80-3 Labeling and Advertising of Malt Beverages
  • 76-13 Malt Beverages of Less Than 1/2 of 1% Alcohol by Volume Subject to FAA Act
  • 64-233 Beer Concentrate
  • 62-95 Statement of Alcohol Content on Labels of Malt Beverages
  • 57-124 Permit and Labeling Requirements
  • 55-131 Standards of Fill for Malt Beverages
  • 54-577 Advertising of Malt Beverages
  • 54-248 Members of the Delegation of a Foreign Country to the United Nations

Page last reviewed: January 14, 2015
Page last updated: December 1, 2016
Maintained by: Regulations and Rulings Division

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