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Terms Used In Utah Code 32B-11-201

  • Alcoholic product: includes an alcoholic beverage. See Utah Code 32B-1-102
  • Beer: includes a product that:
(i) contains alcohol in the percentages described in Subsection (10)(a); and
(ii) is referred to as:
(A) beer;
(B) ale;
(C) porter;
(D) stout;
(E) lager; or
(F) a malt or malted beverage. See Utah Code 32B-1-102
  • Beer retailer: means a business that:
    (a) is engaged, primarily or incidentally, in the retail sale of beer to a patron, whether for consumption on or off the business premises; and
    (b) is licensed as:
    (i) an off-premise beer retailer, in accordance with Chapter 7, Part 2, Off-Premise Beer Retailer Local Authority; or
    (ii) an on-premise beer retailer, in accordance with Chapter 5, Retail License Act, and Chapter 6, Part 7, On-Premise Beer Retailer License. See Utah Code 32B-1-102
  • Brewer: means a person engaged in manufacturing:
    (a) beer;
    (b) heavy beer; or
    (c) a flavored malt beverage. See Utah Code 32B-1-102
  • Brewery manufacturing license: means a license issued in accordance with Chapter 11, Part 5, Brewery Manufacturing License. See Utah Code 32B-1-102
  • Certificate of approval: means a certificate of approval obtained from the department under Section 32B-11-201. See Utah Code 32B-1-102
  • Commission: means the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission created in Section 32B-2-201. See Utah Code 32B-1-102
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Department: means the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control created in Section 32B-2-203. See Utah Code 32B-1-102
  • Distillery manufacturing license: means a license issued in accordance with Chapter 11, Part 4, Distillery Manufacturing License. See Utah Code 32B-1-102
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Flavored malt beverage: means a beverage:
    (i) that contains at least . See Utah Code 32B-1-102
  • Heavy beer: means a product that:
    (i) contains more than 4% alcohol by volume; and
    (ii) is obtained by fermentation, infusion, or decoction of malted grain. See Utah Code 32B-1-102
  • License: means :
    (a) a retail license;
    (b) a license issued in accordance with Chapter 11, Manufacturing and Related Licenses Act;
    (c) a license issued in accordance with Chapter 12, Liquor Warehousing License Act; or
    (d) a license issued in accordance with Chapter 13, Beer Wholesaling License Act. See Utah Code 32B-1-102
  • Licensee: means a person who holds a license. See Utah Code 32B-1-102
  • Manufacture: means to distill, brew, rectify, mix, compound, process, ferment, or otherwise make an alcoholic product for personal use or for sale or distribution to others. See Utah Code 32B-1-102
  • manufacturing license: means an alcoholic product manufacturing license issued under this chapter. See Utah Code 32B-11-102
  • Military installation: means a base, air field, camp, post, station, yard, center, or homeport facility for a ship:
    (i) 
    (A) under the control of the United States Department of Defense; or
    (B) of the National Guard;
    (ii) that is located within the state; and
    (iii) including a leased facility. See Utah Code 32B-1-102
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Oath: includes "affirmation. See Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Permittee: means a person issued a permit under:
    (a) Chapter 9, Event Permit Act; or
    (b) Chapter 10, Special Use Permit Act. See Utah Code 32B-1-102
  • Small brewer: means a brewer who manufactures less than 60,000 barrels of beer, heavy beer, and flavored malt beverages per year. See Utah Code 32B-1-102
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes a state, district, or territory of the United States. See Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Supplier: means a person who sells an alcoholic product to the department. See Utah Code 32B-1-102
  • United States: includes each state, district, and territory of the United States of America. See Utah Code 48-2e-1156
  • Winery manufacturing license: means a license issued in accordance with Chapter 11, Part 3, Winery Manufacturing License. See Utah Code 32B-1-102
  • (a)  Except as provided in Section 32B-11-202, before a person may manufacture an alcoholic product in this state, the person shall obtain an alcoholic product manufacturing license issued by the commission in accordance with this part.

    (b)  A separate license is required for each place of storage, sale, and manufacture of an alcoholic product.

    (c)  A violation of this Subsection (1) is a class B misdemeanor.
  • (2)  The commission may issue an alcoholic product manufacturing license to a manufacturer whose business is located in this state for the storage, sale, and manufacture of an alcoholic product for each type of manufacturing license provided by this chapter.

    (3)  The types of manufacturing licenses issued under this chapter are known as:

    (a)  a winery manufacturing license;

    (b)  a distillery manufacturing license; and

    (c)  a brewery manufacturing license.

    (4) 

    (a)  A brewer located outside the state is not required to be licensed under this chapter.

    (b)  A brewer described in Subsection (4)(a) shall obtain a certificate of approval from the department before selling or delivering:

    (i)  beer to a beer wholesaler licensee in this state;

    (ii)  a flavored malt beverage to:

    (A)  the department; or

    (B)  a military installation; or

    (iii)  if a small brewer, beer to one of the following in the state:

    (A)  a beer wholesaler licensee;

    (B)  a beer retailer; or

    (C)  an event permittee.

    (c)  To obtain a certificate of approval, a brewer shall submit to the department:

    (i)  a written application in a form prescribed by the department;

    (ii)  a nonrefundable $75 application fee;

    (iii)  an initial certificate of approval fee of $300 that is refundable if a certificate of approval is not issued;

    (iv)  evidence of authority from the federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau of the United States Department of the Treasury to brew beer, heavy beer, or a flavored malt beverage; and

    (v)  any other information the commission or department may require.

    (d) 

    (i)  One of the following shall sign and verify a written application under this Subsection (4) by oath or affirmation:

    (A)  a partner if the brewer is a partnership; or

    (B)  an executive officer, manager, or person specifically authorized by a corporation or limited liability company to sign the application.

    (ii)  A brewer filing an application shall attach to the application written evidence of the authority of the person described in Subsection (4)(d)(i) to sign the application.

    (e) 

    (i)  A certificate of approval under this Subsection (4) expires on December 31 of each year.

    (ii)  A brewer desiring to renew its certificate of approval shall submit to the department by no later than November 30 of the year the certificate of approval expires:

    (A)  a completed renewal application in the form prescribed by the department; and

    (B)  a renewal fee of $250.

    (iii)  Failure to meet the renewal requirements results in an automatic forfeiture of the certificate of approval effective on the date the existing certificate of approval expires.

    (5) 

    (a)  An importer or supplier of beer, heavy beer, or flavored malt beverages who is not required to be licensed under this title shall obtain a certificate of approval from the department before selling or delivering:

    (i)  beer to a beer wholesaler licensee in this state; or

    (ii)  heavy beer or a flavored malt beverage to:

    (A)  the department; or

    (B)  a military installation.

    (b)  To obtain a certificate of approval, an importer or supplier described in Subsection (5)(a) shall submit to the department:

    (i)  a written application in a form prescribed by the department;

    (ii)  a nonrefundable $75 application fee;

    (iii)  an initial certificate of approval fee of $300 that is refundable if a certificate of approval is not issued;

    (iv)  evidence of authority from the federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau of the United States Department of the Treasury to brew beer, heavy beer, or a flavored malt beverage; and

    (v)  any other information the commission or department may require.

    (c) 

    (i)  One of the following shall sign and verify a written application under this Subsection (5) by oath or affirmation:

    (A)  a partner if the importer or supplier is a partnership; or

    (B)  an executive officer, manager, or person specifically authorized by a corporation or limited liability company to sign the application.

    (ii)  An importer or supplier filing an application under this Subsection (5) shall attach to the application written evidence of the authority of the person described in Subsection (5)(c)(i) to sign the application.

    (d) 

    (i)  A certificate of approval under this Subsection (5) expires on December 31 of each year.

    (ii)  An importer or supplier desiring to renew its certificate of approval shall submit to the department by no later than November 30 of the year the certificate of approval expires:

    (A)  a completed renewal application in the form prescribed by the department; and

    (B)  a renewal fee of $250.

    (iii)  Failure to meet the renewal requirements results in an automatic forfeiture of the certificate of approval effective on the date the existing certificate of approval expires.

    (6) 

    (a)  Subject to Subsection (7), a brewer, importer, or supplier required to hold a certificate of approval under this section may not distribute beer in this state except under a written agreement with a beer wholesaler licensee in this state.

    (b)  An agreement described in Subsection (6)(a) shall:

    (i)  create a restricted exclusive sales territory that is mutually agreed upon by the persons entering into the agreement;

    (ii)  designate the one or more brands that may be distributed in the sales territory; and

    (iii)  set forth the exact geographical area of the sales territory.

    (c)  A brewer, importer of beer, or supplier of beer may have more than one agreement described in this Subsection (6) if each brand of the brewer, importer, or supplier distributed in the state is covered by one exclusive sales territory.

    (d)  A brewer, importer of beer, or supplier of beer may not enter into an agreement with more than one beer wholesaler licensee to distribute the same brand of beer in the same sales territory or any portion of the sales territory.

    (7)  A small brewer is not subject to the requirements of Subsection (6).

    Amended by Chapter 334, 2011 General Session

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