Robert Runco Speaks at 2018 CCBS

The Colorado Brewers Guild held its 2nd Annual Colorado Craft Brewers Summit on Sunday and Monday in Fort Collins, Colorado. Alcohol licensing attorney Robert Runco, spoke during the Sunday portion of the event, providing a primer for Colorado brewers on the licensing basics facing each brewery and the common compliance issues they face. He also was on a panel with other representatives from the Colorado Brewers Guild discussing upcoming statutory and regulatory changes in the Colorado liquor industry.

2018 Legislative and Regulatory Update

2017 was a relatively quiet year on the legislative front for the Colorado liquor industry. While 2018 does not bring the same sweeping changes to the Colorado liquor industry that came in 2017, there are several modifications that businesses should understand. While the Colorado liquor industry continues to adjust to the current and prepare for the upcoming changes resulting from SB16-197, most legislative changes in 2017 came in the form of ensuring continuity between similar licenses. Legislation was passed that returned

OSHA Announces Increase in Brewery Inspections

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently sent letters to breweries and other beverage manufacturers in the southern half of Colorado informing them of an increase in inspections. OSHA has stated that the inspections are the result of a perceived increase in work-related injuries at beverage manufacturers over the last several years, most likely due to the dramatically increased number of manufacturers over the last several years. The observed injury rates are double, and in some cases five times the national

Alcohol Manufacturer Licensing

The production distribution and sale of alcohol in the United States is one of the most highly regulated industries in the county. Not only are there federal regulations, but state, and often local regulations can affect the operations of your brewery, winery, or distillery. On the federal level, alcohol is regulated by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). All commercial producers of beer, wine, or spirits in the United States must first receive permission to do so from