USE OF ADJUNCTS BY BREWERS
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
Requests for copies of the Adjunct Reference Manual. All requests for copies
of the ARM should be sent to:
122 C Street, NW., Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
Inquiries. Inquiries regarding this circular should refer to its number and be
Chief, Alcohol and Tobacco Programs Division
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
650 Massachusetts Avenue, NW.
Washington, DC 20226