A Brewpub is any eating establishment in which beer or malt beverages are manufactured or brewed, subject to the barrel production limitation prescribed in Code Section 3-5-36 for retail consumption on the premises and solely in draft form. As used in this paragraph the term “eating establishment” means an establishment which is licensed to sell distilled spirits, beer, malt beverages or wines and which derives at least 50 percent of its total annual gross food and beverages sales from the sale of prepared meal or food, provided, however, that barrels of beer sold to licensed wholesale dealers for distribution to retailers and retail consumption dealers, as authorized pursuant to subparagraph (c) of paragraph (2) of Code Section 3-5-36, shall not be used when determining the total annual gross food and beverage sales.

This guideline is to assist you in the preparation of a State of Georgia Brewpub License application that is submitted electronically at The Georgia Tax Center.

Initial Required Documents (available below)

  1. Designation of Sales Territory
  2. ATT-17 Personnel Statement
  3. State Financial Affidavit
  4. Brewpub Performance & Tax Liability Bond
  5. Copy of Federal Basic Permit or Brewers Notice
  6. Copy of Local License
  7. Power of Attorney (If Applicable)
  8. O.C.G.A 50-3-1 (e)(2) - Citizenship Affidavit
  9. Secure and Verifiable Documents

License Fee(s)

  1. $1000.00 - Brewpub License
  2.   $100.00 - Investigation Fee (Non-Refundable)

Background Investigation and Fingerprint Process

Upon receipt, the application will be assigned to a Revenue Special Agent in the area where the business is located. A background investigation may be conducted by the Investigating Agent where the applicant(s) will be advised about the fingerprint process. Additional Documents may be required during the background investigation at the discretion of the Investigating Agent. A reasonable effort will be made to complete the investigation in a timely manner. However, several factors could delay the application process, including, but not limited to;

  1. Save Approval (Citizenship)
  2. Tax Delinquency Check
  3. Missing Documents