Due Dates for Taxes and Operational Reports Postponed for Breweries

April 6th, 2020 • by Chip Grieco

Due Dates for Taxes and Operational Reports Postponed for Breweries

• by Chip Grieco

In recognition that the brewing (and other alcohol manufacturing) industry is being “severely impacted” by COVID-19, the United States Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) issued a new Industry Circular (No. 2020-2) on March 31, 2020. This Circular postpones several filing and payment due dates by 90 days, providing welcome relief to brewers […]

Why Your Brewery Shouldn’t Make CBD-Infused Beer

August 20th, 2019 • by Chip Grieco

“Hemp” was exempted from the definition of marijuana in the federal 2018 Farm Bill. Since then, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has received inquiries on whether breweries can produce alcoholic beverages containing hemp-derived ingredients, including cannabidiol (CBD). Hemp is now legal under state and federal law, but the TTB has determined […]

Locating your Brewery – The Site Selection Process

March 20th, 2019 • by Randall Beach

Crafting Your Business: Post 1 of 4 in the Series from the NYS Craft Beverages Handbook One of the first things a proposed brewery owner needs to determine is where the brewery will be located.  “Location, Location,  Location” is what the realtors say – and they’re right!  Locating your brewery in the right spot will help drive traffic to your tap […]

How Brewery Owners Can Limit Liability Via Leasing

June 11th, 2018 • by Randall Beach

A new craft brewery recently asked whether or not they should have a lease in place for their brewery premises. The brewery was located on the same parcel of land as their residence. The answer – absolutely. Their next question was whether they, as owners of the residence, should lease to the brewery or whether […]

Legal Requirements for Beer with Fruit, Spices and other Specialty Ingredients

June 27th, 2017 • by Jennifer Tsyn

With the warmer weather, many breweries may be producing, or considering producing, seasonal beers with flavors such as cherry or other fruits.  As fall approaches, beers with pumpkin, apples, and spices are likely to be more popular.  Studies have shown that the percentage of new beers hitting the market that are of the flavored variety […]

Elimination of Bond Requirement for Breweries/Brewpubs, Distilled Spirit Plants, Wineries

November 7th, 2016 • by Paul Leone

Starting January 1, 2017, if you are a TTB-permitted entity owing less than $50,000 in excise taxes in the previous year and expect to owe less than $50,000 in the current year on beer, distilled spirits, or wine, you will no longer be required to hold a bond. Because the bond exemption does not go […]