Advisory to Craft Breweries regarding LCC Rule, Chapter 6, 010
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE PRODUCTS/PASS THROUGH WHOLESALE LICENSED PREMISE 10/12/17
Please be informed NLCC rule, Chapter 6, 010:
010 ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE PRODUCTS/PASS THROUGH WHOLESALE LICENSED PREMISE
010.01 All alcoholic beverages purchased for resale in this State prior to being resold at retail shall physically come into the possession of a licensed wholesaler and be unloaded into and distributed from the licensed wholesaler’s warehouse located in this State. This rule does not apply to holders of Nebraska craft brewery licenses.
The previous Administrative Position of the Commission has been that Nebraska craft breweries were allowed on a limited basis to complete the paperwork of the sale of product being distributed through the wholesale tier and then the craft brewer could deliver the product. This was sometimes referred to as a “hot shot.”
This Administrative Position has been discontinued.
As of 10/12/17, Administrative Position of the Commission is all product distributed through the wholesale tier is required to come into possession of a licensed Nebraska wholesaler and distributed accordingly by the Nebraska wholesaler – no exceptions.
Nebraska craft brewer(s) found continuing the paperwork-only system after 1/1/2018 will be open for citation by enforcement and NLCC audit staff.
All advisories can be found at https://lcc.nebraska.gov/audits
NEBRASKA LIQUOR CONTROL COMMISSION
Hobert Rupe, Executive Director