(a) A brewpub-restaurant license is an on-sale retail license which may be issued to a bona fide public eating place, as defined in Section 23038. The licensed premises shall have a minimum seven-barrel brewing capacity, and the licensee shall produce not less than 100 barrels nor more than 5,000 barrels of beer annually on the licensed premises. The license authorizes the sale of beer, wine, and distilled spirits for consumption on the premises, and the sale of beer produced by the brewpub-restaurant licensee for consumption on the premises. The license also authorizes the sale of beer produced by the licensed brewpub-restaurant licensee to a licensed beer and wine wholesaler, subject to the requirements of Chapter 12 (commencing with Section 25000). A brewpub-restaurant license does not authorize the sale, furnishing, or exchange of any alcoholic beverages with any other brewpub-restaurant licensee or any retail licensee in California.
(b) A brewpub-restaurant licensee shall purchase all beer, wine, or distilled spirits for sale on the licensed premises from a licensed wholesaler or winegrower, except for the beer produced by the brewpub-restaurant licensee on the licensed premises.
(c) A brewpub-restaurant licensee shall offer for sale on the licensed premises canned, bottled, or draft beer commercially available from licensed wholesalers.
(d) The fee for an original brewpub-restaurant license shall be the same as that specified in Section 23954.5 for an original on-sale general license.
(e) The annual license fee for a brewpub-restaurant license shall be the same as that for an on-sale general license.
(f) The limitations provided in Section 23816 on the number of licensed premises shall not apply to a brewpub-restaurant licensee.
(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1098, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1997.)
Last modified: October 25, 2018