Kim Reynolds, Governor
Adam Gregg, Lt. Governor
Stephen Larson, Administrator

Beer Manufacturers/Wholesalers

If you hold only a class “A” beer permit (BAN or BA):

  • You will keep your current permit until it is due for renewal.  At renewal, you will pay a $750 permit fee and be required to post a $10,000 surety bond.
  • Effective July 1, 2017:
    • Your class “A” beer permit will allow you to manufacture and/or wholesale beer and high alcoholic content beer.
    • If you also hold a class “B” beer permit, you will be able to purchase wine from a class “A” wine permit holder (a wine wholesaler (WA) or a native winery (WAN)) and sell wine at retail for consumption on the premises covered by your class “B” beer permit. Wine cannot be sold for off-premises consumption.
    • If you fill and sell growlers of beer for off-premises consumption, the growlers must be securely sealed with a heat shrink wrap seal at the time of sale.

 

If you hold only a class “AA” beer permit (BAAN or BAA):

  • Your permit is effective until the expiration date indicated on the permit. This permit cannot be renewed.
  • If you wish to continue manufacturing and/or wholesaling high alcoholic content beer, you will be required to apply for a new class “A” beer permit, pay a $750 permit fee, and post a $10,000 surety bond. A class “A” beer permit will allow for the manufacture and/or wholesale of beer and high alcoholic content beer. The application for a class “A” beer permit should be submitted 60 days before the expiration of your class “AA” beer permit to ensure continuity of licensure.
  • Effective July 1, 2017:
    • If you also hold a class “B” beer permit (BB), you will be able to purchase wine from a class “A” wine permit holder (a wine wholesaler (WA) or a native winery (WAN)) and sell wine at retail for consumption on the premises covered by your class “B” beer permit. Wine cannot be sold for off-premises consumption.
    • If you fill and sell growlers of beer for off-premises consumption, the growlers must be securely sealed with a heat shrink wrap seal at the time of sale.

 

If you hold both a class “A” (BAN or BA) and class “AA” beer permit (BAAN or BAA):

  • If your class “A” beer permit (BAN or BA) expires before your class “AA” beer permit (BAAN or BAA):
    • You will renew your class “A” beer permit, pay a $750 permit fee, and increase the bond associated with your class “A” beer permit from $5,000 to $10,000.
    • You will then have the option of applying for a refund of any full, unused quarters remaining on your class “AA” beer permit. Applications for refunds must be submitted using the “Complete a Refund Application” option under the “Action List” tab after logging into your account in eLicensing.
  • If your class “AA” beer permit (BAAN or BAA) expires before your class “A” beer permit (BAN or BA):
    • Your class “AA” beer permit cannot be renewed.
    • Prior to the expiration of your class “AA” beer permit, you will need to ensure that the surety bond associated with your class “A” beer permit is increased to $10,000.
    • When your class “A” beer permit is due for renewal you will be required to pay a $750 permit fee and maintain a $10,000 surety bond.
  • Effective July 1, 2017:
    • Your class “A” beer permit will allow you to manufacture and/or wholesale beer and high alcoholic content beer.
    • If you also hold a class “B” beer permit, you will be able to purchase wine from a class “A” wine permit holder (a wine wholesaler (WA) or a native winery(WAN)) and sell wine at retail for consumption on the premises covered by your class “B” beer permit. Wine cannot be sold for off-premises consumption.
    • If you fill and sell growlers of beer for off-premises consumption, the growlers must be securely sealed with a heat shrink wrap seal at the time of sale.

 

If you hold only a special class “A” beer permit (Brew Pub sub-permit):

  • You will keep your Brew Pub sub-permit until your class “B” beer permit (BB) or class “C” liquor control license (LC) is due for renewal. At renewal, you will pay a $750 fee and be required to post a $10,000 surety bond to maintain the Brew Pub sub-permit.
  • Effective July 1, 2017:
    • Your Brew Pub sub-permit will allow you to manufacture beer and high alcoholic content beer.
    • The beer that you manufacture and use to fill a growler at the time of a sale to a consumer is no longer required to be sold to, and bought back from, a wholesaler.
      • You will be responsible for reporting and remitting the tax on this beer. For reporting purposes, this beer will no longer be included as part of Tax Exempt Sales to Iowa Licensed Wholesalers (Schedule A).
      • All other original containers of beer that you have manufactured intended for sale at retail for off-premises consumption or leaving the licensed premises for tastings must be sold to, and bought back from, a wholesaler.
    • Growlers of beer filled at the time of a sale must be securely sealed with a heat shrink wrap seal.

 

If you hold only a special class “AA” beer permit (High Proof Brew Pub sub-permit):

  • Your High Proof Brew Pub sub-permit is effective until the expiration date indicated on your class “B” beer permit (BB) or class “C” liquor control license (LC).  This sub-permit cannot be renewed.
  • If you wish to continue manufacturing high alcoholic content beer, you will be required to add the Brew Pub sub-permit, pay a $750 sub-permit fee, and post a $10,000 surety bond.
  • High Proof Brew Pub will no longer appear on your class “B” beer permit or class “C” liquor control license. Instead, Brew Pub will be listed. The Brew Pub sub-permit allows for the manufacture of beer and high alcoholic content beer.
  • Effective July 1, 2017:
    • The high alcoholic content beer that you manufacture and use to fill a growler at the time of a sale to a consumer is no longer required to be sold to, and bought back from, a wholesaler.
      • You will be responsible for reporting and remitting the tax on this beer. For reporting purposes, this beer will no longer be included as part of Tax Exempt Sales to Iowa Licensed Wholesalers (Schedule A).
      • All other original containers of high alcoholic content beer that you have manufactured intended for sale at retail for off-premises consumption or leaving the licensed premises for tastings must be sold to, and bought back from, a wholesaler.
    • Growlers of beer filled at the time of a sale must be securely sealed with a heat shrink wrap seal.

 

If you hold both a special class “A” and special class “AA” beer permit (Brew Pub and High Proof Brew Pub sub-permit):

  • The High Proof Brew Pub sub-permit will remain effective until the expiration date indicated on your class “B” beer permit (BB) or class “C” liquor control license (LC). This sub-permit cannot be renewed.
  • At the time of renewal of your class “B” beer permit or class “C” liquor control license, you will be required to pay a $750 sub-permit fee and post a $10,000 surety bond to maintain your Brew Pub sub-permit.
  • High Proof Brew Pub will no longer appear on your class “B” beer permit or class “C” liquor control license. Instead, Brew Pub will be listed.
  • Effective July 1, 2017:
    • Your Brew Pub sub-permit will allow you to manufacture beer and high alcoholic content beer.
    • The beer that you manufacture and use to fill a growler at the time of a sale to a consumer is no longer required to be sold to, and bought back from, a wholesaler.
      • You will be responsible for reporting and remitting the tax on this beer. For reporting purposes, this beer will no longer be included as part of Tax Exempt Sales to Iowa Licensed Wholesalers (Schedule A).
      • All other original containers of beer that you have manufactured intended for sale at retail for off-premises consumption or leaving the licensed premises for tastings must be sold to, and bought back from, a wholesaler.
    • Growlers of beer filled at the time of a sale must be securely sealed with a heat shrink wrap seal.

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