Oregon Alcohol Service Permit: Series - Most Common Oregon Liquor Licenses: Learn About the Brewery-Public House (BP) License
If you have a dream of owning a brewery in Oregon State, you are going to need to apply for (and receive) an OLCC Liquor License before you can legally produce, sell, and serve beer at your establishment.
The best Oregon Liquor License for you to apply for and obtain before opening up your brewery will likely be the Brewery-Public House (BP) Oregon Liquor License.
Before we go any further, we would like to recommend that anyone who plans to open up an establishment that sells or serves alcohol in Oregon State complete an OLCC Approved Oregon Alcohol Server Education Course in order to receive comprehensive education regarding Oregon Alcohol Laws and to receive an Oregon Alcohol Service Permit.
Okay, now back to the topic at hand!
What does the Brewery-Public House (BP) Liquor License allow you to sell and serve at your establishment?
The BP Oregon Liquor License allows you to produce, sell, and serve beer (or any malt beverage) with up to 14% abv at your establishment.
The BP license also allows you to sell wine and cider at your establishment!
Can establishments with a BP Oregon Liquor License sell alcohol to-go?
Yes! But only in the two following scenarios:
- Beer, wine, and cider can be sold in factory-sealed containers (including kegs) to go.
- Malt beverages can be sold in securely sealable containers (growlers) that are provided by the customer.
A couple additional things to note about the BP Oregon Liquor License:
- Establishments with a BP Oregon Liquor License are not required to offer food.
- Minor service permittees (employees who are between the ages of 18-20) may work at BP establishments under certain circumstances.
Can establishments with a BP Liquor License deliver beer?
Yes! BP licensed establishments are permitted to deliver beer to Oregon residents so long as they receive prior approval from the OLCC. We recommend contacting the OLCC for more information.
These are some of the basic features and requirements of the Brewery-Public House (BP) Liquor License. Once you receive your BP License and begin hiring bartenders and waitstaff, we welcome you (and your staff) to check out our OLCC Approved Online Alcohol Service Permit Training in order to become certified to sell and serve alcohol in Oregon State!
Cheers, and best of luck in your endeavors!