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By law, alcoholic beverages must comply with the three tier system in the United States. The tree tier system in the United States is a system that was put in place with the repeal of prohibition on December 5, 1933. The tiers of this system are:
Basically, producers can only sell to distributors, who can then only sell to retailers, and retailers can sell to consumers. The working of this can be deceiving, because most of us have bought a case of beer from a “distributor” before. This means that distributor has a license for both retail and distribution sales. Many Master Distributors only have their distributing license, so the general public cannot purchase beer from them.
The three tier system was put in place to curtail the lawlessness that alcohol was associated with during Prohibition. This was also set forth to standardize the levying of taxes on alcohol, as the more times it changes hands, the more taxes that can be applied. The three-tier system is run by the states, not the federal government, but it is “sheltered” under the 21st Amendment. There are many exceptions to this rule, including the brewpub, which is both a producer and a retailer. Another example is a state letting a small brewery act as both the producer and the distributor. The state of Washington passed Initiative 1183 in November of 2011. This removed the three-tier system there, allowing retailers to buy directly from producers.
What is important to understand here is where beer comes from in the tiered system, and what that means for you, whether you are a consumer, or working for a bar that gets beer from a distributor. This is why you don’t see beer delivered straight from a brewery, but rather from larger distributors. As a consumer, you can buy from a brewery, depending on the license they have and the state, but as a bar, you can not buy the same thing from that brewery.
The system was put in place to protect smaller guys from being out-negotiated and put out of business by bigger breweries, and while it does help with this, it also makes getting beer from the brewery to you a little more expensive and more difficult. It also helps to make sure that only licensed products make it to market, helping to protect the consumer against dangerous or unsafe alcohol products. Remember, this applies to all alcohol, not just beer.
This, in a nutshell, is the three-tier system.
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