Legal Counsel for the Alcohol Industry
Contact the Alcohol Industry Advisors Today
Do you own a brewery or a winery? You’re probably well aware of the multitude of laws and specific regulations that govern the alcohol beverage industry in the United States. At Mooney Wieland, our firm is well-versed in these regulations, allowing us to simplify the legal steps of opening or expanding a beverage manufacturing business.
Allow us to save you the time and frustration of dealing with complex bureaucratic paperwork and rules. Call the Alcohol Industry Advisors at (208) 295-5809 today for a consultation.
Getting a Federal Permit
You must have a federal permit issued by the Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) in order to commercially manufacture wine, beer, or liquor. Your permit is contingent on a few different factors, including:
- Your criminal history. For example, you cannot have been convicted of a felony within the previous 5 years or a misdemeanor relating to alcohol within the previous 3 years.
- You must show the TTB that you will be able to commence operations within a reasonable amount of time and maintain your operations in conformity with federal law.
- You must show the TTB that your proposed operations do not violate the law, including that they comply with rules on recording and paying excise taxes.
To evaluate these questions, the TTB requires you to submit documentation about your history, your business, and your planned operations with your application. Your application package will include, for example, the lease of your building, financial records, and corporate documents.