2018 Code of Alabama
Section 28-4A-3 - Brewpub licensing and requirements; fee.

Universal Citation: AL Code § 28-4A-3 (2018)
Section 28-4A-3Brewpub licensing and requirements; fee.

(a) In addition to the licenses authorized to be issued and renewed by the board pursuant to the Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Code codified as Chapter 3A of this title, the board, upon applicant's compliance with the provisions of this chapter and with Chapter 3A and the regulations made thereunder, is authorized to issue to a qualified applicant a brewpub license which shall authorize the licensee to manufacture or brew beer, in a quantity not to exceed 10,000 barrels in any one year and to sell beer brewed on the licensed premises in unpackaged form at retail for on-premises consumption at the licensed premises only; to sell beer brewed on the licensed premises in packaged form at retail for off-premises consumption, provided the beer sold for off-premises consumption may not exceed 288 ounces per customer per day and shall be sealed, labeled, packaged, and taxed in accordance with state and federal laws and regulations; to sell beer brewed on the premises in original, unopened barrel or keg containers to any licensed wholesaler designated by a brewpub licensee pursuant to Sections 28-8-2 and 28-9-3 for resale to retail licensees; to donate and deliver up to two kegs of the licensee's beer to a licensed charitable special event operated by or on behalf of a nonprofit organization; provided, however, donations shall be taxed in accordance with state and federal laws and regulations, and any beer remaining at the conclusion of the charitable event shall be returned to the manufacturer for disposal; and to purchase beer, including draft or keg beer, in original, unopened containers from licensed wholesalers and to sell such beer at retail for on-premises consumption only, in a room or rooms or place on the licensed premises at all times accessible to the use and accommodation of the general public, subject to the following conditions:

(1) The proposed location of the premises shall not, at the time of the original application, be prohibited by a valid zoning ordinance or other ordinance in the valid exercise of police power by the governing body of the municipality or county in which the brewpub is located.

(2) Beer brewed by the brewpub licensee shall be packaged or contained in barrels from which the beer is to be dispensed only on the premises where brewed for consumption on the premises or sold in original, unopened barrel or keg containers to any designated wholesaler licensee for resale to retailer licensees.

(3) The brewpub must contain and operate a restaurant or otherwise provide food for consumption on the premises.

(4) The brewpub may not sell any alcoholic beverages if it is not actively and continuously engaged in the manufacture or brewing of alcoholic beverages on the brewpub's licensed premises.

(b) The annual license fee levied and prescribed for a license as a brewpub issued or renewed by the board pursuant to the authority of this chapter is $1,000.

(c) Except as provided in this subsection, the provisions of this title shall be applicable. The provisions of Section 28-3-4 and subsection (b) of Section 28-3A-6, shall not be applicable with regard to beer brewed by the brewpub and sold and dispensed on the brewpub premises. In all other respects, Section 28-3-4, Section 28-3A-6(b), and Section 28-3A-6(i)(2) shall be applicable.

(Acts 1992, No. 92-535, p. 1078, §3; Act 2011-630, p. 1488, §2; Act 2016-97, §1; Act 2017-404, §1.)
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