Who's in Charge of the Beer?
In the realm of brewing, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Trade Bureau, or TTB, evaluates things at several different stages:
- Operations approval
- Formula approval
- Beer label approval
Great American Beer Festival season is upon us and our turns our thoughts to beer. In recent years, discussions of brewing law have often revolved around trademark disputes, which have become increasingly contentious and numerous. But trademark disputes are like the early arrival of pumpkin beers: we need a break from all that. Instead, we are going to look at the decidedly less sexy—but equally important--topic of the TTB.