Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2011
Alcoholic Beverage Tax Regulations
Title 18 of the California Code of Regulations
Article 5. Losses and Allowances
Regulation 2554. Consumption of Beer on Brewery Premises.
Reference: Sections 32171 and 32172, Revenue and Taxation Code.
All beer consumed on a brewery's premises shall be accounted for.
(a) Except as provided in Subdivision (b), tax shall be paid on all beer consumed by brewery employees, visitors and others in a brewery tavern. Beer manufactured by the brewery for consumption in a brewery tavern, and which is placed in a storage tank designed for this purpose, shall be subject to tax at the time it is placed in the storage tank. For purposes of this Regulation, a "tavern" means a federally approved portion of the brewery premises where beer is sold to consumers.
(b) Beer consumed by brewery employees, visitors and others is not subject to tax if consumed without charge within the brewery's bonded premises and not in a brewery tavern.
History: Adopted December 9, 1998, effective March 31, 1999.