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For easy access, please select from the links below to read the Code of Federal Regulations and public laws relating to the beer industry.

To submit comments on an open rulemaking, please see Beer – Notices of Proposed Rulemaking or visit Regulations.gov.


26 U.S.C. (Internal Revenue Code) Chapter 51 – Distilled Spirits, Wines, and Beer

27 U.S.C. (Intoxicating Liquors) Chapter 8 – Federal Alcohol Administration Act (FAA)

Public Law 107-188 – The Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002


Part 6 – "Tied-House"

Part 7 – Labeling and Advertising of Malt Beverages

Part 8 – Exclusive Outlets

Part 10 – Commercial Bribery

Part 11 – Consignment Sales

Part 13 – Labeling Proceedings

Part 16 – Alcoholic Beverage Health Warning Statement

Part 25 – Beer

Part 26 – Liquors and Articles from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands

Part 27 – Importation of Distilled Spirits, Wine and Beer

Part 28 – Exportation of Alcohol

Public Guidance

Formal interpretations of TTB and ATF regulations

Formal instructions to the industry that supplement TTB regulations

Industry Circulars 
Guidance to help industry members understand and comply with applicable laws and regulations

Frequently Asked Questions 
Listing of popular questions relating to beer



Questions? If you have questions regarding notices, applications, bonds, or tax payments, you may contact the National Revenue Center by email at ttbbeer@ttb.gov or by phone at 877-882-3277. For other beer topics see more contact information.

Last reviewed: December 23, 2015
Last updated: September 20, 2021
Maintained by: Regulations and Rulings Division