The Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) published TTB Procedure 2018-1 Transfer of Beer Between Breweries Not of the Same Ownership providing brewers with guidance regarding the transfer of beer, without payment of tax, from one brewery to another brewery not of the same ownership. Previously, only breweries of the same ownership could transfer beer between them without payment of tax. However, the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act allows for the transfer of beer between breweries not of the same ownership without payment of tax.
Pete Johnson serves as the State & Regulatory Affairs Manager for the Brewers Association (BA). He joined the BA at its inception in 2005, having previously worked as Programs Director for the Brewers Association of America. Before coming to the small brewing industry in 2001, Pete worked for 14 years with both state and federal elected officials in Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.See Pete Johnson's Articles