Step 2 – Identify Your Desired Type of Beer Operations

The next important step in getting started in the beer industry is deciding which type of beer operation(s) you intend to conduct.  Most products classified as “beer” under the Internal Revenue Code are “malt beverages” under the Federal Alcohol Administration Act.  For ease of reference, this tutorial will refer to both “beer” and “malt beverages” as “beer.”

Types of Beer Operations

Other Beer Operation Types

While the application procedures among the various operations might have similarities, there are significant differences between them that will affect how you become qualified to operate.

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