Overview of Microbrewery License
A microbrewery, also called a craft brewery, is a small unit that produces limited quantities of beer for captive consumption and is found mainly in establishments such as hotels and restaurants in tourist places. As with the terms, we can understand that breweries that are much smaller than large-scale corporate breweries are defined as microbreweries. These breweries are generally characterised by their emphasis on quality, flavour and techniques. A microbrewery is a locally produced beer on a small scale using more natural ingredients and is also owned independently.
The microbreweries produce an average of 5,000 to 50,000 litres of beer daily. A microbrewery operator has to obtain a separate license from the Excise Department of the required State Government, known as a Microbreweries License. Currently, only a few states like Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Maharashtra and Karnataka are allowed to set up microbreweries.
Benefits of Microbrewery License
Following are points that can be considered as the reasons that there are many benefits of obtaining a microbrewery license:
Pre-requisites for Microbrewery License
Here are some factors that are needed to be considered before establishing a microbrewery manufacturing and obtaining this Microbrewery License:
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Necessary Paper Required for Microbreweries License
Following are the necessary papers required for the Microbreweries License:
Other necessary papers that are required for obtaining a Microbrewery License are as follows:
Procedure to obtain Microbrewery License
Steps that are followed to obtain a microbrewery license are as follows:
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Frequently Asked Questions
India’s first microbrewery is Doolally, which is located in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It was established in 2009.
States like Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Assam and Delhi are permitted to obtain a microbrewery license and to produce microbrewery in India.
The microbrewery license is valid for 12 months, i.e., for one year, and after that, the holder of such License is required to renew it by filing a proper renewal application at the appropriate department.
After obtaining a microbrewery license, one can sell and manufacture a microbrewery to the public.
No, for the opening of a bar or pub, a separate license that is a bar license is required.
What should be the percentage of alcohol contained in such beer?