*Please keep in mind that this is information is specific to North Carolina law. Contact an attorney in your state to find out specific information about this.
As many of you know, if you have an On-Premise Malt Beverage permit then you can only sell beer on the licensed premise. You cannot sell beer on an unlicensed premise.
If a brewery taproom wants to hold a special event, but attendance will exceed capacity, you can apply to the ABC for a temporary extension of premises. A temporary extension of premise allows the sale, service, and consumption of alcoholic beverages in areas outside the permanently licensed premise.
To apply for a temporary extension of premises, the retailer should bring the application to the ABC at least 30 days prior to the event. A photograph and diagram outlining the licensed premise and the proposed event area must accompany the application.
The requirements for a temporary extension of premise are:
- Permittee must own or lease the area of extension
- Extension cannot include a public street
- Extension cannot encroach in front of or behind another business
- Extension must be completely enclosed (can use a fence, rope, etc.)
- Area of extension must be directly adjacent to the permitted premise
- Maximum of 12 premise extensions can be granted each calendar year
- Extension cannot last longer than 3 days
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email me at email@example.com or call 919-335-5291.
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