ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CODE - Title 3 - SUBTITLE A. PERMITS

Link to law: http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/AL/htm/AL.13.HTM
Published: 2015-07-01

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ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CODE

TITLE 3. LICENSES AND PERMITS

SUBTITLE A. PERMITS

CHAPTER 13. NONRESIDENT BREWER'S PERMIT



Sec. 13.01. PERMIT REQUIRED. A nonresident brewer's permit is required for any brewer located outside the state before his ale or malt liquor may be imported into Texas or offered for sale in Texas.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 415, ch. 194, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.



Sec. 13.02. FEE. The annual state fee for a nonresident brewer's permit is $1,500.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 415, ch. 194, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. Amended by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 1342, ch. 278, Sec. 4 eff. Sept. 1, 1983.



Sec. 13.03. NONRESIDENT SELLER'S PERMIT REQUIRED. The holder of a nonresident brewer's permit is also required to hold a nonresident seller's permit.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 415, ch. 194, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977.



Sec. 13.04. USE OF FACILITIES. (a) The holder of a brewer's or nonresident brewer's permit may contract with the holder of a nonresident brewer's permit:

(1) to provide brewing services; or

(2) for the use of the permit holder's brewing facilities under an alternating brewery proprietorship if each party to the proprietorship:

(A) has filed the appropriate Brewer's Notice and Brewer's Bond as required by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau of the United States Department of the Treasury; and

(B) if applicable, has posted with the commission a bond in an amount determined by the commission under Subsection (e) or (f).

(b) An entity is not required to own its brewing facilities if the entity operates under an alternating brewery proprietorship as provided by Subsection (a).

(c) Each entity that is a party to an alternating brewery proprietorship or contract brewing arrangement must hold a permit at the location where brewing services are conducted under the arrangement.

(d) This section does not authorize a person acting as an agent for a brewery located outside of this state to contract with the holder of a nonresident brewer's permit to brew ale or malt liquor on the person's behalf. A contract described by this subsection may only be entered into by the holder of a nonresident brewer's permit and another person holding a permit under this code.

(e) Subject to Subsection (f), the commission by rule may require an entity that is a party to an alternating brewery proprietorship or contract brewing arrangement to post with the commission a bond in an amount determined by the commission not to exceed $200,000.

(f) An entity that is a party to an alternating brewery proprietorship or contract brewing arrangement must post with the commission a bond in an amount determined by the commission of not less than $30,000 if the entity does not own a fee interest in a brewing facility.

Added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 1182 (S.B. 1255), Sec. 3, eff. June 18, 2005.

Amended by:

Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1074 (H.B. 3307), Sec. 4, eff. September 1, 2013.