Category Archives: Microbreweries & Microdistilleries

Profit Tip For Breweries

Profit Tip to breweries: Hops infused oil adds a depth of flavor to sandwiches, salads and other foods to perfectly complement craft beer. Farm breweries are permitted to sell agriculture and tourism related products. Hops infused oils offer a perfect … Continue reading

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Is Your Craft Beverage Production Facility In Compliance With the Clean Water Act?

D.G. Yuengling and Son Inc. settled with the EPA relating to 141 alleged Clean Water Act (CWA) violations where it will pay $2.8 million in fines. The Pennsylvania brewery will pay $2.8 million penalty, plus approximately $7 million in promised … Continue reading

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Is Your Craft Beverage Production Facility In Compliance With the Clean Water Act?

D.G. Yuengling and Son Inc. settled with the EPA relating to 141 alleged Clean Water Act (CWA) violations where it will pay $2.8 million in fines. The Pennsylvania brewery will pay $2.8 million penalty, plus approximately $7 million in promised … Continue reading

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Sensory Tasting-Learning in a glass

Producing craft beverages is an art. Brew masters, cider masters, wine makers and distillers can modify the production process conditions and add ingredients to produce unique flavor profiles. Like a chef, they experiment to create that perfect recipe and taste … Continue reading

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TTB and Winery Help

  TTB & Winery Help   Q: What TTB reports does a craft distiller have to file and when? A: Distilleries making Beverage Alcohol only (no industrial or denatured spirits) must file monthly operations reports including a Production Report (F5110.40), … Continue reading

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Is Your Craft Beverage Production Facility In Compliance With the Clean Water Act?

D.G. Yuengling and Son Inc. settled with the EPA relating to 141 alleged Clean Water Act (CWA) violations where it will pay $2.8 million in fines. The Pennsylvania brewery will pay $2.8 million penalty, plus approximately $7 million in promised … Continue reading

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One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to contracts

Many employers download “standard” employment agreements from internet resources to use in their employee on-boarding process.  In fact, some payroll service providers provide subscriptions to online forms collections as a value add to their payroll services. These agreements can lead … Continue reading

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Bottle trade dress

Dan Aykroyd’s Crystal Head Vodka sued Elements Spirits for making a similar skull shaped tequila bottle with the KAH Day of the Dead Tequila brand.  The bottle design is a protected trade dress since it serves as an indicator of … Continue reading

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ABC’s of Celebrity Booze Endorsements

Endorsements from celebrities can boost sales of craft beverage products.  This success rate has prompted several celebrities to create their own booze brands.  Just to name a few: Justin Timberlake- Co-founded 901 Tequila. Dan Aykroyd – Crystal Head Vodka Dave … Continue reading

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Is a Private Label Arrangement the right move for you?

Private label arrangements can bring in new sales channels and revenue streams.  However, a craft beverage producer should carefully evaluate whether such an arrangement is the right move for its business. Private labelling affords you the opportunity to reach larger … Continue reading

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