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Industry Circular

Number: 95-6

Date: December 12, 1995

Department of the Treasury

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms

Washington, DC 20226


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Brewers and Others concerned:

Purpose. The purpose of this circular is to advise you of:

  • The upcoming availability of an updated edition of the Adjunct Reference Manual, (ARM) compiled by Beer Institute;
  • A change in the procedure for using adjuncts listed in the ARM; and
  • Revised procedures for requesting permission to use adjuncts not already listed in the ARM.

This Industry Circular supersedes the instructions given in Industry Circular 80-3.

The Adjunct Reference Manual. The ARM lists products reported to be employed in brewing by respondents to a survey conducted by Beer Institute in 1995, and which have been approved for use in brewing by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF).

Use of materials listed in the Adjunct Reference Manual. Brewers who wish to use materials listed in the ARM within any stated limitations may do so without notice to ATF. Common food products, such as fruit and herbs, may be used in brewing, even if they are not specifically listed in the ARM. However, a brewer who wishes to make a malt beverage product for which a statement of process is required under 27 CFR § 25.67 must still file such statement.

Use of materials not listed in the Adjunct Reference Manual. Any brewer who wishes to use a material not included in the ARM must apply to ATF for approval of the new material. ATF Procedure 95-1 outlines the steps to be followed when requesting approval of a new material. When ATF approves additional materials, we will inform Beer Institute so the materials may be included in future editions of the ARM.

Requests for copies of the Adjunct Reference Manual. All requests for copies of the ARM should be sent to: Beer Institute 122 C Street, NW., Suite 750 Washington, DC 20001

Inquiries. Inquiries regarding this circular should refer to its number and be addressed to:

Chief, Alcohol and Tobacco Programs Division Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms 650 Massachusetts Avenue, NW. Washington, DC 20226

John Magaw


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