Brewery License


How to Apply for a Brewery License in New York State from New York State Liquor Authority Consulting

Before you can start brewing beers for the masses, you'll have to fulfill some requirements for a brewery license in New York State. 

However, the requirements for a NY brewery license are extremely complicated and detailed.

Instead of spending weeks, maybe months, just trying to figure out what you need to do, filling out the required applications, risking rejection and having to re-apply and having to deal with sometimes prohibitively high costs just to get started, work with our experts.

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How to Apply for a Brewery License in New York State

The requirements for how to apply for a brewery license in New York State are exhaustive. Some, but not necessarily all, of the brewery license requirements are detailed below.

New York State Brewery License Requirements: Filing a Trademark for Your Brewery and Beers 

An important first step in fulfilling brewery license requirements is to file a trademark for your brewery. You also would want to file a trademark for your beers to protect your brand.

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Your Brewery Will Need to Be a Legal Entity to Get a Brewery License in New York State 

Before you can get a brewery license, your brewery will need to be an established legal entity. This means that your brewery will have to be established as an LLC, an S corporation or a C corporation or other type of legally recognized business.

You Will Need an Established Location and Brewing Equipment Before You Can Get Approved for a Brewery License in New York State

Your brewery license application will need to detail where exactly your brewery is located. This will also mean that you'll have to account for zoning laws.

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There's A Lot of Paperwork to Fill Out to Apply for a Brewery License in New York State

Applying for a brewery license in New York State isn't a simple, single application. You'll need to complete the following applications in addition to the actual brewery license applications:

  • Brewer's Notice,
  • Brewer's Bond,
  • Personnel Questionnaire,
  • and more, depending your local regulations and how your brewery is legally established

Additionally, a farm brewery license has its own unique set of requirements that are different than a traditional brewery license. 

You May Need to Meet Additional Requirements for a Brewery License in New York State

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Additional requirements for a New York State brewery license may apply depending on what you want to do at your brewery.

For example, certain requirements apply if you want to offer tastings at your brewery. Additional requirements exist if you plan on selling food at your brewery.


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New York State Liquor Authority Consulting has helped thousands of people get approved for a brewery license in New York State. 

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*Approval guaranteed if applicant provides all documents requested by SLA and answers all questions truthfully. Guarantee does not apply to applications before the full board.