Non-Exclusivity Clauses In Your Custom-Crush and Contract Brewing Agreements

It’s another alternating proprietorship/contract brewing/custom-crush Tuesday here at Libation Law Blog.  Today we’re teeing up some thoughts on non-exclusivity clauses. A non-exclusivity clause is a portion of an agreement that the parties are not providing or exclusively utilizing the services that are the subject of the contract.  It reiterates that the parties are free to […]

Access To The Premises Is a Vital Part of An Alternating Proprietorship Agreement

It’s an alt-prop Tuesday here at Libation.  Today we’re taking a look at the TTB requirement that an alternating proprietorship agreement should give the Tenant access to the Hosts premises. Under TTB Industry Circular 2008-04 for wineries operating under an alt-prop agreement, access the premises is addressed in the following paragraph stating that all proprietors […]

Contract Brewing or Alternating Proprietorships For Your Operations? – Don’t Leave Out the Yeast

We’ve been getting so many requests to talk a little more about contract brewing and alternating proprietorships that we figured it’s probably time to dedicate a day to them.  So, here it is – Contract Brewing and Alt-Prop Tuesdays. These arrangements are common in winemaking and brewing.  In a nutshell, contracting it out means that […]

Brewing or Distilling Internationally Could Make More Sense Than Exporting – But You Still Need A Good Contract

The international market for beer, wine and liquor is impressive and worth looking into.  If you’re really planning on exporting larger quantities internationally for a considerable profit, why not save on the transportation costs, increase the shelf life, and not worry about how your glass bottles or crushable aluminum cans are going to hold up […]