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Reopening Oregon - OLCC Guidance
OLCC COVID-19 Alcohol FAQs (updated 6/07/20)
Curbside delivery for distillery tasting rooms
Oregon restaurants, bars, events facilities, warehouses, breweries, brew-pubs and businesses with large amounts of beer about to expire need to be able to safely dispose of it. An excess of unused beer has accumulated because the on-premises consumption of alcoholic beverages is not allowed under current social distancing restrictions. Because this excess beer has a short shelf life the OLCC has provided guidance on an approved method of disposal. (Eff. 5/1/20)Privilege Tax Refund or Credit Request for Expired or Donated Product
Malt Beverage (Beer) Disposal (Fact Sheet)
The Oregon Liquor Control Commission, Oregon Health Authority, Oregon Board of Pharmacy, Business Oregon, and Oregon Department of Agriculture, with the help of Moda Health, have set up a coordinated effort to address the need for making hand sanitizer in Oregon.
Businesses in Oregon that already have an OLCC-issued distillery license and a permit from the Federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) can work together to coordinate sourcing of raw materials, production of ethanol, and procuring containers for finished hand sanitizer product.
Hand Sanitizer Resource Guide for Oregon
OLCC has made temporary amendments to OAR 845-006-0425 - Hours of Sale. This rule allows the sale of alcohol to start at 6:00 am; and thus, enable Oregonians who are at a higher risk for severe illness, such as older adults, to be in the store at a time when there are fewer customers in the store. These amendments are effective April 17th through October 13th, 2020.
OLCC is allowing licensees to choose whether or not to maintain continuous coverage of Liquor Liability Insurance as allowed by OAR 845-005-0400(10). (Eff. 4/22/20)
OLCC has created a process that will allow existing licensees to temporarily continue exercising all license privileges of the expired license with a Conditional Letter of Authority issued by the OLCC, provided that the licensee submits a complete renewal application as described here (Eff. 4/22/20):
Allows delayed payment of (beer & wine) privilege tax
Immediately suspend and/or cancel the license for establishments that violate any executive order from Governor
Public Safety, Safe Access Focus of Latest Commission Action (News Release)
For information regarding returns of stock and requesting a refund or credit for privilege taxes paid on expired product please visit the “Information About Operational Modifications and Clarifications" section of the OLCC COVID-19 Alcohol FAQs
The OLCC is currently accepting and processing Special Event License applications for events where the holder of the special event license is a manufacturer of alcoholic beverages in Oregon and will SELL ONLY FACTORY-SEALED CONTAINERS OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES FOR OFF-PREMISES CONSUMPTION and will NOT offer or allow any alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption, including NO tastes.
Virtual Wine Tastings (Fact Sheet) - 4/24/20
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