Monthly Archives: July 2016

ABC’s of Hard Cider Records

  ABC’s of Hard Cider Records Hard Cider records must be separately maintained as a fruit wine in the hard cider tax class. If you also produce beer, you’ll need a separate file folder or binder for each beverage. When … Continue reading

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New York Liquor Authority Enforcement Changes Regarding Sting Operations for Sales to Minors

   New York Liquor Authority Enforcement Changes Regarding  Sting Operations for Sales to Minors The Liquor Authority has been issuing public notices of its enforcement operations at retailers, concerts, and other entertainment venues where teens are present. Retail licensees should … Continue reading

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Wake-Up Call For Start-Up Craft Beverage Producers

  Wake-up Call for Start-Up Craft Beverage Producers           As a start-up craft beverage producer, you have been operating on a shoe-string budget while expanding your product distribution footprint. You should have run trademark clearance searches before using your brand … 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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Why can I get cider by glass at some New York breweries and not others? Why can I get beer at some New York cideries and not others?

Why can I get cider by glass at some New York breweries and not others? Why can I get beer at some New York cideries and not others? New York microbrewers are not permitted to serve hard cider by the … Continue reading

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You may not need to be fingerprinted, even if your filing receipt from the Authority says so

You may not need to be fingerprinted, even if your filing receipt from the Authority says so After a new application is filed, a filing receipt is issued with the serial number of the case, the date the application was … Continue reading

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Process for getting a legal opinion on the interpretation of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law from the State Liquor Authority Counsel’s Office

Process for getting a legal opinion on the interpretation of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law from the State Liquor Authority Counsel’s Office To request a counsel opinion letter concerning the interpretation of Alcoholic Beverage Control Law or policy of the … Continue reading

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Transporting Alcoholic Beverages in New York State

Transporting Alcoholic Beverages in New York State For alcoholic beverages to be transported on roads within the borders of New York State, the vehicle must have a trucking (company or fleet) permit from the New York State Liquor Authority unless … Continue reading

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Food Availability for On-Premises Consumption

 I see a lot of craft beverage producers don’t have food in the tasting room but they sell by the glass to drink at the tasting room. Are you sure food is required? For on-premises consumption at any craft beverage … Continue reading

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How do I know if I should apply for a tavern or restaurant license?

How do I know if I should apply for a tavern or restaurant license? The same application is filed for both tavern and restaurant licenses. Selecting the wrong license type and code on page 1 of the retail application can … Continue reading

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