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Beer Industry Licenses

Virginia ABC issues the following types of licenses for beer manufacturers, wholesalers and shippers. View application guidelines. There is a nonrefundable $65 application fee for each license listed below.

Beer Bottler

 
COST
$1,430
 

Beer Importer

 

COST
$370

 

Beer Shipper

 

For brewery, off-premise retail business. View more information.

Apply for this license (PDF). 

COST
$95

 

Beer Wholesaler

 

COST (per cases annually)
≤ 300,000 cases: $930
300,001–600,000 cases: $1,430
≥ 600,001 cases: $1,860

 

Brewery License

 

Keg privileges can be added for an additional $65. A delivery permit (in state) may be added at no additional cost.

Apply for this license (PDF).

COST (per barrels annually)
≤ 500 barrels: $350
501–10,000 barrels: $2,150
≥ 10,001 barrels: $4,300

 

Brewery, Limited

 

Keg privileges can be added for an additional $65. A delivery permit (in state) may be added at no additional cost.

Apply for this license (PDF).

COST (per barrels annually)
≤ 500 barrels: $350
501–10,000 barrels: $2,150
≥ 10,001 barrels: $4,300

 

Brewery, Retail Off-Premises

 

Prerequisite: Brewery license. Keg privileges can be added for an additional $65. A delivery permit (in state) may be added at no additional cost.

Apply for this license (PDF).

COST
$120

 

Brewery, Retail Off-Premises Limited

 

Prerequisite: Brewery license. Keg privileges can be added for an additional $65. A delivery permit (in state) may be added at no additional cost.

Apply for this license (PDF).

COST
$120

 
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Contact Your Agent

Special agents are the primary resource for questions related to operating a business with an ABC license. Contact a special agent via your regional ABC office.

Out of State Delivery

Apply for out-of-state delivery and out-of-bond permits using the Virginia ABC License Application (PDF).