TTB To Streamline Brewer’s Notice and Reporting Requirements

June 28th, 2022 • by Chip Grieco and Jennifer Tsyn

The United States Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has published notice of proposed amendments to its regulations governing the requirements for filing a Brewer’s Notices (essentially, the federal permit to operate a brewery) and relaxing certain operational and reporting requirements for breweries. If, as expected, the proposed amendments are adopted, they should […]

Why a Keg Servicing Plan is Crucial for Small Brewers

May 23rd, 2022 • by THIELMANN

A keg fleet is only as strong as its weakest keg. The highest quality stainless steel kegs are inert, hygienic, and exceptionally durable – but they need to be kept that way. Kegs have a tough life. From brewery to bar, they’re rolled, bumped, and thrown. Over time, can undermine their integrity, and in turn, […]

It’s All About Bubbles!

February 25th, 2022 • by Dr. Murthy Tata

Nitrogenated beers taste great, feel wonderful on the tongue and look cool in the glass. But what is it about nitrogen, as opposed to carbon dioxide in a normally carbonated craft beer, that makes such a difference? It’s all about the cruel tendency of big bubbles to eat little bubbles. The nitrogen effect: Beer on […]

Let Me Tell Ya About My Best Friend: Form MT-456

January 17th, 2022 • by David Oksenhorn

If you’re running a brewery and you file excise taxes on an annual basis, you may not be aware that your old familiar friend, Form MT-50 (the Beer Tax Return), was replaced in January 2021. He was given a makeover and renamed Form MT-456. However, do not fret. While he’s looking a little more robust, […]

Marketing Your Brewery During the Pandemic

March 26th, 2020 • by Chloe Kay

Even amid the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers still want to drink your beer, and you can still sell it! As a New York State brewery, you are legally allowed to sell beer for carryout, curbside pickup, and home delivery. Though your taproom isn’t open for on-premise consumption, you still need to let your customers know you’re […]

Insurance Information for Breweries (COVID-19)

March 25th, 2020 • by Paul Leone

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has lead to financial stress on consumers and business owners alike, including NYS brewery owners and industry workers. As a Brewery Member of the New York State Brewers Association, you have access to a network of NYSBA Allied Members to provide you with information and assistance. In this blog the NYSBA […]

Industry Updates From SLA Regarding COVID-19 Virus

March 17th, 2020 • by Jennifer Meyers

Restrictions for Licensees in Response to COVID-19 Outbreak (Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, at 8:00PM (until Further Notice) Pursuant to the Governor’s order, effective Monday, March 16, 2020 at 8:00PM, all licensed on-premises establishments (e.g. restaurants, bars, taverns, clubs, arenas, catering establishments, etc.) must cease on-premises sales of alcoholic beverages and/or food.  Additionally, all licensed […]

Is CBD Legal in Beer in NYS?

May 1st, 2019 • by Paul Leone

A frequent question we get is, “can I use CBD in my beer?” The short answer is no…not yet. Below is more information that will give you the current reasons at this time. The 2018 Farm Bill changed the definition of marijuana which resulted in certain parts of the plant being removed from the controlled […]