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Beer Industry

Wondering how to get started in the brewing Industry? Visit our industry startup guide: Getting Started in a TTB-Regulated Industry. Have a permit to operate in the beer industry and looking for next steps? See our industry compliance guide: Maintaining Compliance in a TTB-Regulated Business.

NOTE – If you're looking for information about cider, which is classified as a wine, visit our Cider page.

Key Beer Topics

Beer Labeling

Activities including alcohol fact labeling, generic terms, and allowable COLA changes

Brewer's Notice (Permit)

Getting qualified so you can apply for permission to operate, and help with Permits Online


Requirements for importing and exporting alcohol beverages, and wholesaler/importer info

Taxes and Filing

Tax rates and due dates, and help with filing and preparing excise tax returns

Changes After Qualification

File amendments for change of bond and control using Permits Online

Beer Statistics

Monthly statistical releases going back to 1984

Beer Laws and Regulations

Public guidance including FAQs, procedures, rulings and industry circulars

Other Beer Topics

Such as saké, alternating proprietorships and frequently requested listings


Top Questions about the Beer Industry

How Do I...?

Qualify as a Brewery Obtain Labeling and Formulation Approval
Apply as a Brewery through Permits Online Submit a Product Sample
Determine and Pay Taxes File Disaster Claims
Register for Special Occupational Tax (SOT) Differentiate Between a Change in Proprietorship and a Change in Control
Renew my Special Occupational Tax (SOT) Registration See More Beer Questions


Description: CONTACT US

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 TTB Help Desk or see the TTB Online Help Center.

Page last reviewed: July 20, 2017
Page last updated: November 30, 2017
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