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Brewery-Public House

Privileges and Requirements

  • May make malt beverages (but only at the 1st location).
  • May sell and distribute malt beverages directly to Wholesale Malt Beverage and Wine (WMBW) licensees in Oregon.
  • May distribute malt beverages manufactured on the licensed premises to any other premises licensed to the same licensee, whether a manufacturer, wholesaler, or retail premises.
  • May sell and distribute directly to licensees in Oregon in a calendar year no more than 7,500 barrels (31 U.S. gallons to a barrel) of malt beverages produced by the brewery-public house licensee.
  • May not import malt beverages into Oregon.
  • May export malt beverages out of Oregon (Oregon has no requirements to ship or deliver malt beverages to a business or individual outside of Oregon; however, the state or country in which the business or individual is located may have requirements).
  • May sell malt beverages, wine, and cider for consumption on or off the licensed premises.
  • May sell malt beverages, wine, and cider to individuals in a securely covered container (“growler”) for consumption off the licensed premises (the container for wine and cider may not hold more than 2 gallons; however, the container size limit does not apply to malt beverages).
  • May sell malt beverages in a container holding seven or more gallons (“keg”) directly to consumers for consumption off the licensed premises.  A “keg” is defined in ORS 471.478(4).  If sell kegs must follow OAR 845-006-0441 (keg tag).
  • The license comes with the privilege to make next-day delivery of malt beverages, wine, and cider directly to an Oregon resident.  Note: must follow OAR 845-006-0392 and 845-006-0396.
  • To make same-delivery of malt beverages, wine, and cider directly to an Oregon resident the licensee must apply and received OLCC prior approval.  Note: must follow OAR 845-006-0392 and 845-006-0396.
  • Eligible to obtain a 2nd and 3rd location to do all license privileges except manufacture.
  • Eligible to apply for a “special event” license: SEBPH.
  • Must obtain an OLCC privilege tax bond.
  • Must obtain liquor liability insurance (even if not allowing any on-premises consumption of alcohol by patrons).
 
 

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Food Service Requirements

Food service is not a requirement of this license. However, if you plan to allow on-site consumption of alcohol (including “tastings”) by customers and you want to allow minor customers (people age 20 and under), you must describe how drinking will not be the predominant activity in the areas and times you will allow minors. Often, the best way to do this is to offer food service in the areas and during the times you will allow minors. The OLCC will work with you during the application process to help you with this issue.


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Laws and Rules

Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) are adopted, repealed and amended by the Oregon legislature and signed into law by the Governor.  
 
Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) are implemented by the OLCC. These regulations are proposed by, adopted, repealed and amended by the OLCC.
 
  • See section .001 for definitions of Malt Beverage and Wine
  • See section .023 for the definition of Cider
  • See section .155 for Privilege Tax Bond requirement
  • See section .200 for the Brewery-Public House license
 
  • Wine, Cider and Malt Beverage Privilege Tax
 
  • See subsection 0416 for definitions for delivery of Malt Beverages, Wine or Cider to Individuals
  • See subsection 0417 for Qualifications for Direct Shipment and Retail Delivery of Malt Beverages, Wine, or Cider to a Resident of Oregon
 
  • See subsection 0391 for definitions for delivery of Malt Beverages, Wine or Cider to Individuals
  • See subsection 0392 for Requirements for Same-Day and Next-Day Retail Delivery of Malt Beverages to a Resident of Oregon
  • See subsection 0396 for Requirements for Direct Shipment and Delivery of Wine and Cider to a Resident of Oregon

 


 

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Taxes and Bond Requirements

Privilege Tax
You are responsible for reporting to the OLCC the amount of malt beverage you make in Oregon and any malt beverage you import into Oregon. You may be required to pay a tax, called a privilege tax, on these malt beverages. 
 
Privilege Tax Bond
You will be required to maintain a privilege tax bond with the OLCC. More information is available at http://www.oregon.gov/OLCC/privilege_tax.shtml#Bond_Requirement.

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Before You Apply

  • Contact the Federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) to determine what you need to do to comply with Federal laws. 
  • You must have an address in Oregon where you will do business. 
  • You must currently own, lease, or rent the business property or you must be in the process of purchasing, leasing, or renting the property. You may make any purchase, lease, or rent agreement contingent on obtaining a liquor license. 
  • Determine whether your business will be a sole proprietorship or some form of legal entity (such as a corporation or limited liability company). If you are a legal entity you must be registered to do business in Oregon with the Oregon Secretary of State Corporation Division
  • If you will offer lottery games (including video poker) contact the Oregon Lottery Commission
  • If you will make, warehouse, or sell at retail beer or wine for drinking on site, the Oregon Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Division may require a license. 

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Application Forms

In order for the OLCC to be able to accept your application packet, it must contain all of the following OLCC forms and information: 
 
If you apply as a Corporation, LLC, Limited Partnership, or Franchise, you will need to complete the appropriate form below:

 
Additional REQUIRED DOCUMENTS to submit with your application 

  • Proof that you have, or will have access to the real property. Real property is the land or the building. This can be a lease, sale agreement or other proof of ownership, or a signed or draft document.

 

  
 

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Submitting the Application Packet

You will be working with the OLCC office that covers the city or county where your business will be located.  
 
Mail or deliver your completed application packet to the OLCC office that covers the city or county in Oregon where your business address is located.  Do not include the license fee at this time. 
 
If you need help completing your application, contact the OLCC office where you will be submitting your application packet. 
 
OLCC Office Locations


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City or County Approval

Once the OLCC has determined that your application packet is complete and accurate, we will begin working on your application. We will then give you some documents to you take to the local government for their recommendation.
  • The local government is the city if your business address is within the city limits; or
  • The local government is the county if your business address is outside of the city limits
 
Contact your city or county to make sure you understand their process. They generally will not review your application until it is accepted by OLCC.


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90-Day Temporary Authority to Operate

If you are taking over a business that already has a liquor license and are ready to operate the business immediately, we may be able to issue a 90-Day Temporary Authority to Operate. 
 
Before the authority can be issued, you must:
  • Pay the license fee
  • Complete Law Orientation
  • Provide proof of Liquor Liability Insurance
 

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Liquor Liability Insurance

Liquor liability insurance is required for any business that allows on-premises consumption of alcohol. The OLCC will not issue a 90-Day Temporary Authority or license without proof of insurance.
 
The most common proof of insurance is an insurance certificate or ACORD form from your insurance agent. The form must show all of the following:
  • All applicant(s) as the named insured
  • Business address (not just the mailing address)
  • Liquor liability insurance
  • Coverage of at least $300,000
  • Coverage must be current 
  • OLCC is listed as a certificate holder
 

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Special Event Licensing

A Special Event Brewery-Public House (SEBPH) license allows an Oregon Brewery-Public House licensee to:

  • Sell malt beverages, wine, and cider for consumption on the special event licensed premises or in manufacturer-sealed containers for consumption off of the special event licensed premises.
  • Sell malt beverages, wine, and cider to individuals in a securely covered container (“growler”) for consumption off the licensed premises (the container for wine and cider may not hold more than 2 gallons; however, the container size limit does not apply to malt beverages).

Fee: $10 per day
 
Special Event Brewery-Public House License  
 

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For more information

You will be working with the OLCC office that covers the city or county where your business will be located. If you need help completing your application, or have additional questions, please contact the office where you will be submitting your application packet. 
 
OLCC Office Locations

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