Beer Industry

Yellow icon with a black exclamation mark.Important Note for Brewers

Due to COVID-19, TTB has prepared Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) relating to the destruction of beer. See these beer FAQs to learn more on the destruction of unmerchantable taxpaid beer that is currently in the marketplace or at a wholesaler. Please visit our COVID-19 page for additional COVID-19 information.

 

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

More information on Beer Labeling

Beer Labeling

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

More information on Brewer's Notice (Permit)

Brewer's Notice (Permit)

Getting qualified so you can apply for permission to operate, and get help with applying online

More information on Importing/Exporting

Importing/Exporting

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

More information on Taxes and Filing

Taxes and Filing

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

More information on Changes After Qualification

Changes After Qualification

File amendments for change of bond and control using Permits Online

More information on Formula Approval

Formula Approval

Some products require formula approval before you can submit your labels to TTB. Check if your beverage requires formula approval or lab analysis.

More information on Beer Laws and Regulations

Beer Laws and Regulations

Public guidance including FAQs, procedures, rulings and industry circulars

More information on Other Beer Topics

Other Beer Topics

Such as saké, alternating proprietorships and frequently requested listings

 

Top Questions about the Beer Industry

How Do I...?

Apply as a Brewery through Permits Online File Disaster Claims
Determine and Pay Taxes Differentiate Between a Change in Proprietorship and a Change in Control
Obtain Labeling and Formulation Approval See More Beer Questions
Submit a Product Sample  

 

Green icon with a white phone. 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: July 23, 2020
Maintained by: Office of Communications