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Limited Brewery

A limited brewery license authorizes the licensee to manufacture no more than 15,000 barrels per year, provided that the brewery is located on a farm within the Commonwealth and satisfies additional agricultural criteria. NOTE: An additional license required for shipping.


Fees are based on the following classifications:

Up to 500 barrels—$380
501 to 10,000 barrels—$2,350
10,0001 to 15,000 barrels—$4,690


COV 4.1-206.1(4)—Manufacturer licenses
COV 4.1-231.1 A(1)(b)—Fees on state licenses
COV 4.1-233.A(1)(b)—Fees on local licenses

Apply for This License

Completing the application may take 1530 minutes. Average ABC processing time is 60–90 days.

To begin, view the list of industry required documents (PDF) needed to complete the application.
To apply online, click here. To apply via paper application (PDF), click here

The information on this page does not in any way replace or supersede what is listed in Title 4.1 of the Code of Virginia or Title 3 of the Administrative Code of Virginia. It is the responsibility of every individual or business applying for a license or permit to review, in detail, the applicable sections of the code.
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Virginia ABC offers free online training to help managers, sellers and servers to become more responsible and better understand ABC laws, rules and regulations. For more information, contact Community Health & Prevention, (804) 977-7440 or [email protected].

License Definitions
  • Limited Brewery