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Beverage Alcohol Laboratory (BAL)

The National Laboratory Center is a state-of-the-art-facility in Beltsville, Maryland, which houses the Beverage Alcohol, Nonbeverage Products, and Tobacco Laboratories within TTB's Scientific Services Division. These laboratories provide the Bureau with scientific and technical support.

The Beverage Alcohol Laboratory supports testing of beverage alcohol products that include:

  • Product classification for collection of revenue and to protect the public
  • Contaminants, adulterants, and unauthorized additives
  • Misbranding, mislabeling, and fraud investigations
  • Product diversion including smuggling, counterfeit products and moonshine investigations
  • Product safety investigations



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Questions? If you have questions regarding TTB's Beverage Alcohol Laboratory, contact the Scientific Services Division online or at 240-264-1590. 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: April 22, 2014
Page last updated: August 23, 2017
Maintained by: Scientific Services Division

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