How to get alcohol licensing for a brewery

WOW – the state of Virginia has never before had such competition (or inspiration!) in the brewery industry! Thanks for being concerned enough to do a search to find the experts in alcohol compliance, regulation and licensing! ABC Consulting offers services for breweries and within our umbrella of services; we are one-stop shop! If you want to sell or manufacture alcohol and start off on the right foot, our ABC consultants are here to help.  As requirements in each jurisdiction are different, hire an expert who knows the ropes. ABC Consulting is that expert!

Most of our services are available and convenient, online, and for a single fee: we handle your federal TTB permits, state and local licensing, provide your business with 12 months of FREE compliance and consulting assistance and even offer in-house (or online) BREW VA ™ training.

Virginia or your local jurisdiction probably has a bond requirement on top of the Federal TTB requirement. Our consultants are former state and federal alcohol enforcement & licensing professionals.   We support convenience stores, taverns and restaurants as well as breweries, distilleries and wholesalers.

Application Processing – ABC Consulting processes any alcohol licensing for you. You can rest assured that all the documents needed for VA ABC Authority approval will be reviewed by our experts before presenting the package. Our experts will find and correct any issues BEFORE submitting the application to VA ABC Authority.  This results in a quicker license approval. You will not be surprised to know that documents needed for approval are not always indicated on applications and ABC Consulting knows what is needed for approval.  We are also the first to know of changes in the approval process. 

T.O.A.S.T. Academy  – The Operational Alcohol Standards Training of Virginia was developed by Crystal E. Stump, a former Virginia ABC Special Agent and now CEO of ABC Consulting.  All of our courses are presented from the unique perspective of an ABC Special Agent, including in-depth regulations, the ability to spot fake ID’s, managing confrontational situations, and instruction on the various programs operated by VA ABC Authority, to include the underage buyer program.

BREW VA ™ – ABC Consulting has now developed training, again from the perspective of an ABC Special Agent that is specific to the brewery and craft-brew seller, in Virginia. Also including in-depth training of the regulations, the ability to spot fake ID’s, managing confrontational situations, and instruction on the underage buyer program. This training is certified by the VA ABC Authority, as our other courses, are.

MBAR (Mixed Beverage Annual Review) – ABC Consulting maintains state required food-to-liquor ratio, minimum monthly sales requirements and year end reporting of food and beverage sales for Mixed Beverage clients.

Access to Expert Attorneys, versed in Virginia ABC Law – ABC Consulting has developed relationships with premier attorneys who are experts in the field of Virginia ABC law.

Hearings and Appeals – Hearing preparation is paramount. Our experts have extensive experience in the court room.  We will prepare you for any hearing (whether you have an attorney or not).  

Federal TTB Licensing – We handle all federal licensing and permit applications. We are able to review your completed application before submission or we can handle the entire process for you. Why not have an expert obtain licensing on your behalf, because you have a business to start. Let us handle the time-consuming application process. And guess what? After you have a license, you get our consulting services for a year! We won’t throw you to the wolves; we are here to help. When you are successful, we are successful.

On-Going Compliance – Every alcohol industry business such as, manufacturer, wholesaler, import and exporter needs professional industry and regulatory advisors. 75% of these companies hire a full-time employee who has “been in the industry” for a few years but are learning as they go. Our consultants are industry experts who will provide as much or as little assistance as needed. We are affordable and professional. We also will teach your team what they need to know to be self-sufficient. When you have a question, don’t waste your time trying to find the answer. We will get the answer for you. What if you run into a problem during the year (perhaps a state or federal violation or audit)? This is not an issue when you use ABC Consulting – you hired our team to manage these situations for you. Let us do our job so you can get back to your business. Have you hired a new employee or manager? We will come in-house and hold a 1-on-1 training session. Knowledge, compliance and due diligence are keys to your success.

State Licensing – Brewery, Winery, Farm Winery, Distillery, Wholesaler, Importer, Bottler, Shipper, Fulfillment warehouse, Gourmet Brewing Shop Licensing. Delivery, COOP, Solicitor Sales & Tasting and Culinary all need state permits. TTB and State Excise Tax Assistance, COLA & Formula Applications & Review, 1-on-1 Manager Training, Record-keeping review, Certified Industry Seller/Server Training, Brand Ambassador, Territory Sales Training, Pass State and TTB inspections are all available through ABC Consulting. In fact, In-house compliance surveys are conducted by our experts.

​ABC Consulting doesn’t mess around. While other training programs might “check the box” just to say you provided your employees training, ABC Consulting offers the most comprehensive training program available and one that is certified by VA ABC Authority. How can we help? 800.785.0161

*Disclaimer: this article and its contents represent the opinions of the author, only. It is not intended to convey or constitute legal advice. ABC Consulting is a private consulting firm, and in no way do we represent the VA ABC Authority. You should not act upon any such information without seeking qualified professional advice based upon your situation.























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