ADJUNCTS REPORTED TO BE EMPLOYED IN BREWING
Brewers and others concerned:
Purpose. This circular is issued to advise you that the Director, Alcohol
and Tobacco Tax Division, has been furnished a document dated January 1, 1968,
entitled "Adjuncts Reported to be Employed in Brewing". This Adjunct Report,
which was supplied by the brewing industry, was accompanied by supporting documentation containing detailed information regarding the wholesomeness and safety
of each listed adjunct for use in brewing. It is understood that copies of the
basic Adjunct Report and its accompanying documentation have been supplied by the
industry to all qualified brewers.
Use of adjuncts contained in the Adjunct Report. The Adjunct Report states
that the adjuncts listed therein are the only adjuncts reported by the domestic
brewers to be currently used by them in the brewing process. The term "adjunct"
as used in the Report does not include all of the substances, other than basic
ingredients, employed in the production of beer. Generally those substances
such as agents used to maintain a pure yeast culture, cleansing agents, and
filter aids, including clarifying agents removed by filtration, are not listed.
The documentation accompanying the Adjunct Report indicates that each adjunct
reported is either generally recognized as safe, or has been approved under the
Food Additives Amendment to the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, for use in
the production of beer or cereal beverages.
It has been determined that each of the adjuncts listed in the Adjunct
Report may properly be used in the production of beer and cereal beverages
(as defined in section 245.5 of 26 CFR Part 245) if used in accordance with
good brewing practice and in accordance with all conditions and limitations
for its use prescribed by regulation under the Food Additives Amendment or
applicable to its general recognition as safe for use in beer and cereal
beverages. In order to continue or begin the use of an adjunct the brewer
will be expected to file a statement with his Assistant Regional Commissioner
(Alcohol and Tobacco Tax) to become part of his notice, Form 27-C, to the effect
that he has received a copy of the Adjunct Report and proposes to use (without
specificity) one or more of the adjuncts listed therein. It will be the responsibility of the brewer to establish the propriety of his use of an adjunct by
the maintenance of commercial records detailing the receipt and use thereof.
Adjuncts not listed in the Adjunct Report. Adjuncts listed in the Adjunct
Report are currently recognized as "wholesome products suitable for human food
"consumption" and suitable for use in beer and cereal beverages. Any brewer
desiring to use an adjunct not included in the Report should, prior to
commencing its use, submit complete documentation addressed to the Director
concerning the appropriateness of the adjunct for the use proposed. If it
is found that the proposed material is suitable for use in beer and cereal
beverages, the brewer will be so notified and an amendment of the adjunct
list will be issued for the information and guidance of other brewers.
Inquiries. Inquiries regarding this circular should refer to its number
and be addressed to the Director, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division, Internal
Revenue Service, Washington, D. C. 20224.
Harold A. Serr
Director, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division