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INFORMATION FOR BEVERAGE ALCOHOL MANUFACTURERS
The following are the basic application types for U.S.-based alcoholic beverage producers that are regulated by the federal government:
•Brewery/Brewpub/Alternating Proprietorship: A brewery may be established to produce malt beverages, operate a brewpub or micro-brewery or conduct an alternating proprietorship with another brewery.
•Brewery-Pilot Operations: A pilot brewery may be established off brewery premises for research, analytical, experimental, or developmental purposes relating to beer or brewery operations.
•Distilled Spirits Plant – Beverage: A distilled spirits plant (DSP) may be established to produce, bottle, rectify, process or store beverage spirits. Examples of beverage distilled spirits include neutral spirits or alcohol (i.e. vodka or grain spirits), whiskey, gin, brandy, blended applejack, rum, Tequila, cordials and liqueurs.
•Experimental Distilled Spirits Plant: An experimental distilled spirits plant (DSP) may be established for specific and limited periods of time solely for experimentation in or development of industrial spirits or sources of materials used to produce spirits or processes for producing or refining spirits.
•Saké Brewery: Anyone wishing to produce saké must qualify as a brewery (See brewery application packet) and also must file an application for a basic permit to produce and blend wine.
•Winery/Taxpaid Wine Bottling House: Anyone wishing to operate a wine premises (bonded winery (BW or BWN), bonded wine cellar (BWC) or taxpaid wine bottling house (TPWBH) must first apply to the federal government and receive permission to start operations. Winery, bonded wine cellar and/or taxpaid wine bottling house operations may not begin until approval is given.
•INDUSTRIAL/FUEL ALCOHOL: There are many other application types. We have only listed alcoholic beverage manufacturing types here. There are additional applications for industrial and fuel alcohol, which is also regulated by the federal government .