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manufacturers FAQ

What is the typical processing time/approval for an application?

Processing time/approval is dependent upon a correct and complete application ………………………….

How long is the license valid?

The license is valid 1 year from the date approved

Brewers

I want to be a brewer, where do I first begin gaining approval?

Review the Brewer Flow Chart for proper steps

What application materials are required to apply  for a Brewer’s license?

Via mail submit the completed Wholesale Manufacturer Intoxicating application, along with a copy of your approved Brewer’s Notice from the TTB.  You will also need to submit a cashier’s check or surety bond in the amount of $1000, and appropriate license fee.

I have a brewer’s bond with the TTB, do I need an additional bond for the State?

Yes, each manufacturer who is required to obtain a State bond needs to have one separate from their Federal TTB bond.

Do I need a separate license to wholesale my product, after I’ve received my Brewer’s license?

Yes, brewers who produce less than 25,000 gallons annually and would like to self-distribute need to obtain a Wholesale of Malt Beverage license.  See Wholesalers FAQ section on how to apply.

I want to sell growlers of my beer, at my brewery, how do I proceed?

Review the Brewer Flow Chart for proper steps.  This allows the brewery to sell their beer at off sale, growlers, from the brewery location.

I want to have a taproom at my brewery, how do I proceed?

Review the Brewer Flow Chart for proper steps

Can my taproom be open on Sunday?

With approval from the local municipality and the completion of the taproom on sale application, a taproom can be open on Sunday without the sale of food.

Brew Pub

Click to view application process for brew pubs
 

What application materials are required to apply for a Brew Pub license?

Via mail submit the completed Wholesale Manufacturer Intoxicating application, a copy of your approved TTB Brewer’s Notice, and the $500 license fee.  A Brew Pub does not require a State bond.  A Brew Pub must first have a valid on sale license.

Where can I sell the beer made at my brew pub?

The product can only be sold at your brew pub facility, and the other on-sale establishments that you own under the same licensee name.

I want to sell growlers of my beer, at my brew pub, how do I proceed?

Review the Brew Pub Flow Chart for proper steps.  This allows the brew pub to sell their beer at off sale, growlers, from the brew pub location.

Farm Winery/Farm Winery Distillery

 

What application materials are required to apply for a Farm Winery/Farm Winery Distillery license?


Via mail submit the completed Farm Winery application, a copy of your approved TTB Basic Permit, a valid insurance certificate including liquor liability coverage, a cashier’s check or surety bond in the amount of $5,000, the license fee of $50.  In addition please provide proof of agriculturally taxed land, proof of incorporation from the Secretary of State, and proof of local authority.
 

I have a manufacturer’s bond with the TTB, do I need an additional bond for the State?


Yes, each manufacturer who is required to obtain a State bond needs to have one separate from their Federal TTB bond.
 

Micro Distillery


Click to view the application process for micro distillery

 

What application materials are required to apply for a Micro Distillery license?


Via mail submit the completed Micro Distillery application and a copy of your approved TTB Basic Permit.  You will also need to submit a cashier’s check or surety bond, and appropriate license fee.

 

I have a manufacturer’s bond with the TTB, do I need an additional bond for the State?


Yes, each manufacturer who is required to obtain a State bond needs to have one separate from their Federal TTB bond.

 

I want to sell my spirits on-site, like a brewery’s taproom does.


Review the Micro Distillery Flow Chart for proper steps.  This allows the Micro Distillery to sell their distilled spirits for on-site consumption at the distillery location.
 

Wine


Click to view the application process for a wine manufacturer

 

What application materials are required to apply for a Wine Manufacturer license?


Via mail submit the completed Wholesale Manufacturer Intoxicating application and a copy of your approved TTB Basic Permit.  You will also need to submit a cashier’s check or surety bond in the amount of $5,000, and a license fee of $500.

 

I have a manufacturer’s bond with the TTB, do I need an additional bond for the State?


Yes, each manufacturer who is required to obtain a State bond needs to have one separate from their Federal TTB bond.

 

FAQ does not cover all information, please read Minnesota State Statues and Rules, or contact our office.

Manufacturers – Farm Winery/Farm Winery Distillery (340a.301 & 340a.315)

Updated on 08/19/2015