BB407 Regulation and Compliance for Craft Beverages

Certificate Track: Business of Craft Brewing

This non-credit course focuses on regulation and compliance issues and approaches for meeting government requirements. Every craft beverage producer must have appropriate record keeping, meet labeling requirements (COLA), conform to production and inventory requirements, and pay taxes in a correct and timely manner. Regulations are applied to many other parts of the business from the startup phase to the ongoing operations. To operate successfully in the alcohol world, it’s essential that craft beverage businesses understand where laws apply and how to conform to them. This course is a must for anyone who will handle the regulation and compliance side of the business.

What You Cover 
  • Obtaining necessary permits
  • Understanding regulations for daily record-keeping (for tax purposes) and returned product
  • Appling for new labels (Certificate of Label Approval) and formulas
  • Addressing testing requirements for packaged products
  • Complying with contract and alternating proprietorship regulations
  • Complying with the tied house regulations that govern the relationship with retailers
  • Determining appropriate taxes and payment schedules
  • Filling out Reports of Operations

Technical Requirements

  • Reliable internet with ability to view YouTube and Vimeo videos
  • Microsoft Excel, Adobe Acrobat Reader and a basic understanding of how to use them

Cost: $699

Prerequisites: None

Required Material: All content is provided; additional resources are suggested

Note: This course is fully online, and students receive emails a few days prior to the course start with login instructions. 

Instructor: Janene Grace
 Janene Grace has worked in alcohol regulatory compliance for more than 13 years, including over 6 years at a large craft brewery and cidery, and over 4 years as a Field Investigator for the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). In 2015 she established Grace Regulatory Consultants so she could bring her regulatory expertise to a broader market. She assists many breweries, wineries, cideries and other alcohol producers, with services from license applications for start-ups to state and federal liquor law compliance for established companies. 


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