ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CODE


TITLE 3. LICENSES AND PERMITS


SUBTITLE B. LICENSES


CHAPTER 74. BREWPUB LICENSE


Sec. 74.01. AUTHORIZED ACTIVITIES. (a) A holder of a brewpub license for a brewpub located in a wet area, as that term is described by Section 251.71 of this code, may:

(1) manufacture, brew, bottle, can, package, and label malt liquor, ale, and beer;

(2) sell or offer without charge, on the premises of the brewpub, to ultimate consumers for consumption on or off those premises, malt liquor, ale, or beer produced by the holder, in or from a lawful container, to the extent the sales or offers are allowed under the holder's other permits or licenses; and

(3) sell food on the premises of the holder's breweries.

(b) The holder of a brewpub license may establish, operate, or maintain one or more licensed brewpubs in this state under the same general management or ownership. The holder shall pay the fee assessed by the commission for each establishment. For the purposes of this subsection, two or more establishments are under the same general management or ownership if:

(1) the establishments bottle the same brand of malt liquor, beer, or ale or bottle malt liquor, beer, or ale brewed by the same manufacturer; or

(2) the person, regardless of domicile, who establishes, operates, or maintains the establishments is controlled or directed by one management or by an association of ultimate management.

(c) A holder of a brewpub license must also hold a wine and beer retailer's permit, a mixed beverage permit, or a retail dealer's on-premise license.

(d) The holder of a brewpub license may not hold or have an interest either directly or indirectly, or through a subsidiary, affiliate, agent, employee, officer, director, or other person, in a manufacturer's or distributor's license or any other license or permit in the manufacturing or wholesaling levels of the alcoholic beverage industry regardless of the specific names given to permits or licenses in Title 3 of this code. The holder shall be considered a "retailer" for purposes of Section 102.01 of this code.

(e) A holder of a retail dealer's on-premise license who obtains a brewpub license may not manufacture, brew, bottle, can, package, label, sell, or offer without charge malt liquor or ale.

(f) Repealed by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 750, Sec. 9, eff. June 14, 2013.

(g) The holder of a brewpub license may deliver malt liquor, ale, or beer manufactured by the holder to a location other than the holder's premises for the purpose of submitting the malt liquor, ale, or beer for an evaluation at an organized malt liquor, ale, or beer tasting, competition, or review. At a tasting, competition, or review, a holder of a brewpub license may:

(1) dispense without charge malt liquor, ale, or beer manufactured by the holder to a person attending the event for consumption on the premises of the event; and

(2) discuss with a person attending the event the manufacturing and characteristics of the malt liquor, ale, or beer.

Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 478, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1993; Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 934, Sec. 59, eff. Sept. 1, 1993. Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 387, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 28, 1995.

Amended by:

Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 750 (S.B. 515), Sec. 9, eff. June 14, 2013.

Sec. 74.02. FEE. The annual state fee for a brewpub license is $500.

Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 478, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1993; Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 934, Sec. 59, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.

Sec. 74.03. PRODUCTION LIMIT. The total annual production of malt liquor, ale, and beer by a holder of a brewpub license may not exceed 10,000 barrels for each licensed brewpub.

Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 478, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1993; Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 934, Sec. 59, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.

Amended by:

Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 750 (S.B. 515), Sec. 4, eff. June 14, 2013.

Sec. 74.04. LICENSE APPLICATION, RENEWAL, AND MAINTENANCE; RECORDS; LICENSE ISSUANCE. All provisions of this code that apply to a brewpub licensee's wine and beer retailer's permit, mixed beverage permit, or retail dealer's on-premise license also apply to the brewpub license.

Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 478, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1993; Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 934, Sec. 59, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.

Sec. 74.05. STATEMENT OF INTENT. An applicant for a brewpub license shall file with the application a sworn statement that the applicant shall be engaged in the business of brewing and packaging malt liquor, ale, or beer in this state in quantities sufficient to operate a brewpub not later than six months after the date of issuance of the original license. If the applicant is a corporation, the statement must be signed by a principal corporate officer. The commission, administrator, or county judge may not issue a brewpub license to an applicant who does not submit the required sworn statement with the application for a license.

Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 478, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1993; Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 934, Sec. 59, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.

Amended by:

Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 763 (S.B. 1035), Sec. 13, eff. September 1, 2013.

Sec. 74.06. QUALITY STANDARDS. Manufacturing or brewing equipment used by a holder of a brewpub license, and process, labeling, and packaging conducted by a holder of a brewpub license, shall conform to standards and tax requirements imposed by this code and the commission's rules for the manufacture of beer and the brewing of ale and malt liquor and shall conform to any standards that may be applied by the agency of the United States charged with supervising and inspecting the manufacture and brewing of alcoholic beverages.

Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 478, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1993; Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 934, Sec. 59, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.

Sec. 74.07. CONTAINER SIZE. In addition to any other container for beer, ale, or malt liquor authorized elsewhere in this code, a holder of a brewpub license may store or serve to consumers beer, ale, or malt liquor manufactured by the holder of the license at the premises of the brewpub license from any container having the capacity of one barrel or whole multiples of one barrel.

Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 478, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1993; Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 934, Sec. 59, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.

Sec. 74.08. SALES BY BREWPUB LICENSE HOLDERS TO RETAILERS. (a) In addition to the activities authorized by Section 74.01, the holder of a brewpub license who holds a wine and beer retailer's permit and who sells alcoholic beverages manufactured only on the brewpub's premises may:

(1) sell malt liquor or ale produced under the license to those retailers or qualified persons to whom the holder of a general class B wholesaler's permit may sell malt liquor or ale under Section 20.01; and

(2) sell beer produced under the license to:

(A) those retailers to whom the holder of a general distributor's license may sell beer under Section 64.01; or

(B) qualified persons to whom the holder of a general distributor's license may sell beer for shipment and consumption outside the state under Section 64.01.

(b) With regard to a sale under Subsection (a)(1), the holder of a brewpub license has the same authority and is subject to the same requirements that apply to a sale made by the holder of a general class B wholesaler's permit.

(c) With regard to a sale under Subsection (a)(2), the holder of a brewpub license has the same authority and is subject to the same requirements that apply to a sale made by the holder of a general distributor's license.

(d) The total amount of malt liquor, ale, and beer sold under this section to persons in this state may not exceed 1,000 barrels annually for each licensed brewpub location or 2,500 barrels annually for all brewpubs operated by the same licensee.

Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 750 (S.B. 515), Sec. 5, eff. June 14, 2013.

Sec. 74.09. SALES TO DISTRIBUTORS. (a) In addition to the activities authorized by Section 74.01, the holder of a brewpub license may sell beer produced under the license to the holder of a general, local, or branch distributor's license.

(b) The holder of a brewpub license who sells beer under Subsection (a) shall comply with the requirements of Section 102.51.

Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 750 (S.B. 515), Sec. 5, eff. June 14, 2013.

Sec. 74.10. SALES TO WHOLESALERS. (a) In addition to the activities authorized by Section 74.01, the holder of a brewpub license may sell ale and malt liquor to the holder of a local class B wholesaler's permit.

(b) The holder of a brewpub license who sells ale or malt liquor under Subsection (a) shall comply with the requirements of Section 102.81.

Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 750 (S.B. 515), Sec. 5, eff. June 14, 2013.

Sec. 74.11. REPORT OF SALES TO RETAILERS. (a) Not later than the 15th day of each month, the holder of a brewpub license shall file a report with the commission that contains information relating to the sales made by the brewpub to a retailer during the preceding calendar month.

(b) The commission shall by rule determine the information that is required to be reported under this section and the manner in which the report must be submitted to the commission. The commission may require the report to contain the same information reported to the comptroller under Section 151.462, Tax Code.

Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 750 (S.B. 515), Sec. 5, eff. June 14, 2013.