Laws, Regulations & Annotations

Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2011

Alcoholic Beverage Tax Law

Business and Professions Code Provisions Relating To the Alcoholic Beverage Tax Law1


Section 23006

23006. "Beer." "Beer" means any alcoholic beverage obtained by the fermentation of any infusion or decoction of barley, malt, hops, or any other similar product, or any combination thereof in water, and includes ale, porter, brown, stout, lager beer, small beer, and strong beer but does not include sake, known as Japanese rice wine.

Intoxicating nature.—Whenever merchandise is sold as "beer" it could not mean anything but an intoxicating beverage. Molina v. Munro, (1956) 145 Cal.App.2d 601.

1See Section 32002 of Revenue and Taxation Code in this volume.

2The provisions of this chapter, except as otherwise noted, were added by Stats. 1953, p. 954, in effect September 9, 1953.