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Malt Beverage Labeling

Malt Beverages must be properly labeled before they can be sold in the U.S. marketplace. This guidance will help you understand TTB’s requirements for malt beverage labels.

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Getting Started with Malt Beverage Labeling

Mandatory Malt Beverage Label Information

Optional Malt Beverage Label Information

Applying for Label Approval

Laws, Regulations, and Other TTB Guidance

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Blue icon with a white book.Getting Started with Malt Beverage Labeling
Learn about basic labeling requirements for malt beverages

  • Anatomy of a Malt Beverage Label Tool (COMING SOON!)

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Blue icon with a white note and checkmark.Mandatory Malt Beverage Label Information
An explanation of each statement required to appear on most malt beverage labels

Overview: Malt Beverage Labeling: Mandatory Label Information

Designing your label? Use this Mandatory Information Checklist prior to applying for label approval.

Want a general overview of malt beverage mandatory labeling information? View the Malt Beverage - Beverage Alcohol Manual.

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Blue icon with a white plus symbol.Optional Malt Beverage Label Information
Rules you must follow if you label malt beverages with this optional information

Most Commonly Used

Dietary information

Production Claims




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Blue icon with a white note.Applying for Label Approval
TTB approval and how to obtain it

Preparing to apply

Using COLAs Online

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Blue icon with a white lightbulb.Laws, Regulations, and Other TTB Guidance

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Frequently asked questions Presentation and seminar materials
Formula information  Other related information


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For more information on labeling, contact us at 202-453-2250 or toll free at 866-927-ALFD (2533), or send us a message using our ALFD Contact Form.

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Page last reviewed: May 23, 2023
Page last updated: May 23, 2023
Maintained by: Alcohol Labeling and Formulation Division