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Liquor Licence Act
Loi sur les permis d’alcool

ONTARIO REGULATION 58/00

Amended to O. Reg. 286/02

BREW ON PREMISE FACILITIES

Historical version for the period October 2, 2002 to July 12, 2007.

This Regulation is made in English only.

Definitions

1. In this Regulation,

“carboy” means a fermentation vessel where enzymes or yeast may be added to cause fermentation of beer wort, wine juice, wine juice concentrate or other juices or juice concentrates;

“container” means a bottle, can, cask or any other receptacle into which beer or wine may be placed following completion of the brewing or fermentation process;

“customer” means an individual who pays to make beer or wine on the licensed premises, but does not include the licensee or an employee of the licensee;

“licensed premises” means the premises for which a licence to operate a brew on premise facility has been issued;

“licensee” means the holder of a licence to operate a brew on premise facility;

“Registrar” means the Registrar of Alcohol and Gaming. O. Reg. 58/00, s. 1.

Conditions of a Brew on Premise Facility Licence

2. A licence to operate a brew on premise facility is subject to the conditions set out in sections 3 to 14. O. Reg. 58/00, s. 2.

3. (1) The licensee and the licensee’s employees and agents shall ensure that,

(a) before the end of the customer’s first visit to the licensed premises for the purpose of making beer or wine, the licensee transfers to the customer ownership of the ingredients being purchased by the customer from the licensee to make the beer or wine;

(b) the customer combines or mixes his or her beer wort, wine juice, wine juice concentrate or other juice or juice concentrate with such of the customer’s other ingredients as the customer wishes to add, except that the licensee or the licensee’s employees or agents,

(i) may add finings or stabilizing agents to the customer’s other ingredients,

(ii) may operate equipment to filter and add carbonation to the customer’s ingredients, and

(iii) may rack the customer’s beer or wine;

(c) the customer adds to the beer wort, wine juice, wine juice concentrate or other raw material of beer or wine any yeast or enzymes required to begin the fermentation process;

(d) the customer places his or her beer or wine in containers;

(e) the customer labels, corks, caps, shrink wraps or packages his or her beer or wine;

(f) the customer removes his or her beer or wine from the licensed premises immediately after it has been placed in containers. O. Reg. 58/00, s. 3 (1).

(2) Except as provided in clause (1) (b), the licensee and the licensee’s employees and agents shall not carry out an operation mentioned in subsection (1) on behalf of a customer. O. Reg. 58/00, s. 3 (2).

(3) If a customer is in need of assistance to carry out an operation that the customer is required to carry out under this section, the operation may be carried out by an assistant to the customer as long as the customer is on the licensed premises at the time it is carried out. O. Reg. 58/00, s. 3 (3).

(4) The licensee is not in breach of this section if an assistant to a customer carries out an operation on behalf of the customer in accordance with subsection (3). O. Reg. 58/00, s. 3 (4).

4. (1) The licensee and the licensee’s employees and agents shall not,

(a) produce on the licensed premises beer or wine for sale or exchange;

(b) keep for sale or exchange, offer for sale or exchange, sell or exchange beer or wine on the licensed premises, regardless of who the beer or wine belongs to or who made it;

(c) give liquor to any person on the licensed premises;

(d) permit on the licensed premises the exchange, sale or giving of beer or wine made by customers. O. Reg. 58/00, s. 4 (1).

(2) Despite clause (1) (c), the licensee or the licensee’s employees or agents may give a customer a sample of the customer’s beer or wine after fermentation, carbonation or filtration has occurred, as long as the sample is no larger than 170 millilitres and is consumed on the licensed premises. O. Reg. 58/00, s. 4 (2).

5. (1) The licensee and the licensee’s employees and agents shall not,

(a) permit anyone other than a customer to make beer or wine on the licensed premises;

(b) deliver a customer’s beer or wine;

(c) store or permit the storage on the licensed premises of beer or wine that has been placed in containers;

(d) remove or permit the removal of carboys being used in the making of beer or wine from the licensed premises; or

(e) bring or permit to be brought onto the licensed premises liquor to be added to beer or wine or to ingredients for making beer or wine. O. Reg. 58/00, s. 5 (1).

(2) Clause (1) (a) does not prevent the licensee or any of the licensee’s employees from making beer or wine on the licensed premises. O. Reg. 58/00, s. 5 (2).

(3) Clause (1) (b) does not prevent the licensee or any of the licensee’s employees from carrying the customer’s beer or wine out of the licensed premises to a waiting vehicle. O. Reg. 58/00, s. 5 (3).

(4) The licensee and the licensee’s employees shall not, and shall ensure that the customer does not, place the customer’s ingredients in a carboy that contains ingredients belonging to any other customer. O. Reg. 58/00, s. 5 (4).

6. (1) The licensee shall not operate or permit to be operated at the licensed premises any business other than the operation of a brew on premise facility and the sale of items ancillary to such operation. O. Reg. 58/00, s. 6 (1).

(2) The licensee shall ensure that the licensed premises are clearly defined and are kept separate from other premises that are used for different purposes. O. Reg. 58/00, s. 6 (2).

(3) The licensee shall ensure that the licensed premises are kept separate from other premises for which another type of licence has been issued under the Act by way of a fixed floor-to-ceiling wall. O. Reg. 58/00, s. 6 (3).

7. The licensee shall ensure that the licence is posted in a conspicuous place on the licensed premises. O. Reg. 58/00, s. 7.

8. (1) The licensee shall retain for at least one year,

(a) records of the licensee’s purchases of ingredients; and

(b) a copy of each invoice prepared under subsection 9 (1). O. Reg. 58/00, s. 8 (1).

(2) The licensee shall, upon request, file with the Registrar annual figures setting out the amount of beer and wine produced on the licensed premises in a form provided by the Registrar. O. Reg. 58/00, s. 8 (2).

(3) The licensee shall, upon request, make available for inspection to any person designated under section 43 of the Act all records retained by the licensee. O. Reg. 58/00, s. 8 (3).

9. (1) Before a person begins to make beer or wine on the licensed premises, the licensee shall prepare and provide to the person making the beer or wine an invoice setting out,

(a) the name, address and telephone number of the licensee;

(b) the name, address and telephone number of the person making the beer or wine;

(c) whether beer or wine is being made and the quantity;

(d) the ingredients provided to the person making the beer or wine and the price charged for the ingredients;

(e) the services provided to the person making the beer or wine and the price charged for the services;

(f) the date on which the making of the beer or wine is to begin;

(g) the amount of payment received from the person making the beer or wine; and

(h) a notice to the person making the beer or wine that it must be for the person’s personal use only. O. Reg. 58/00, s. 9 (1).

(2) For greater certainty, subsection (1) applies whether the person making the beer or wine is a customer or is the licensee or one of the licensee’s employees. O. Reg. 58/00, s. 9 (2).

(3) The licensee shall ensure that each carboy being used for the making of beer or wine on the licensed premises has attached to it a tag bearing the number of the invoice provided to the person whose ingredients have been placed in the carboy and, where applicable, the date on which enzymes or yeast were added to beer wort, wine juice, wine juice concentrate or other juice or juice concentrate in the carboy. O. Reg. 58/00, s. 9 (3).

10. (1) Subject to subsection (2), the licensee shall not, without the prior approval of the Registrar, advertise beer or wine, the availability of beer or wine, the price on a per bottle basis for making beer or wine, or any promotions relating to the making of beer or wine. O. Reg. 58/00, s. 10 (1).

(2) In an advertisement, the licensee may, without the prior approval of the Registrar,

(a) state that the licensee is licensed to operate a brew on premise facility where equipment for the making of beer or wine is provided for customers;

(b) state the name of the licensed premises and its address;

(c) provide a list of the goods and services available and their prices;

(d) advertise the availability of various types of materials, beer wort, wine juices, wine juice concentrates or other juices or juice concentrates. O. Reg. 58/00, s. 10 (2).

(3) The licensee shall ensure that no advertisement used by the licensee,

(a) promotes immoderate consumption; or

(b) indicates that beer or wine is available for sale or exchange on the licensed premises. O. Reg. 58/00, s. 10 (3).

(4) The licensee shall ensure that no customer advertises, on the licensed premises, beer or wine for sale or exchange. O. Reg. 58/00, s. 10 (4).

11. (1) To prevent a person under the age of 19 from making beer or wine on the licensed premises, the licensee shall ensure that an item of identification from every person who is apparently under the age of 19 is inspected and that the person is not permitted to make beer or wine on the licensed premises unless the item of identification indicates that the person is at least 19 years old. O. Reg. 58/00, s. 11 (1).

(2) The item of identification must include a photograph of the person and state his or her date of birth and must reasonably appear to have been issued by a government. O. Reg. 58/00, s. 11 (2).

(3) Without limiting the generality of subsection (2), the item of identification may be any of the types of identification prescribed in subsection (4). O. Reg. 58/00, s. 11 (3).

(4) The following types of identification are prescribed in relation to brew on premise facilities for the purposes of subsection 30 (6) of the Act:

1. A driver’s licence issued by the Province of Ontario with a photograph of the person to whom the licence was issued.

2. A Canadian passport.

3. A Canadian citizenship card with a photograph of the person to whom the card was issued.

4. A Canadian armed forces identification card with a photograph of the person to whom the card was issued.

5. A photo identification card issued by the former Liquor Licence Board of Ontario.

6. A photo identification card issued by the Liquor Control Board of Ontario. O. Reg. 58/00, s. 11 (4).

12. (1) At the request of an employee of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, the licensee shall request a person on the licensed premises to provide evidence as to his or her age. O. Reg. 58/00, s. 12 (1).

(2) An employee of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario may make the request if he or she believes the person may be under 19 years of age. O. Reg. 58/00, s. 12 (2).

13. (1) Subject to subsection (2), the licensee shall not contract out the operation of the brew on premise facility. O. Reg. 58/00, s. 13 (1).

(2) Except where a proposal has been issued for the suspension or revocation of the licensee’s licence, the licensee may contract out the operation of the brew on premise facility on the licensed premises for a maximum period of 90 days to a person who is applying for a licence to operate a brew on premise facility on the licensed premises if,

(a) the person has filed with the Registrar an application for the licence and has paid the required fee; and

(b) the licensee has signed an authorization on a form supplied by the Registrar for the applicant to operate the brew on premise facility on the licensed premises and has filed the authorization with the Registrar. O. Reg. 58/00, s. 13 (2).

(3) The licensee remains liable under the licence during the period for which the operation of the brew on premise facility has been contracted out. O. Reg. 58/00, s. 13 (3).

14. (1) The licensee shall not carry on the business to which the licence applies under a name other than the name set out on the licence or a name authorized by the Registrar under subsection (2). O. Reg. 58/00, s. 14 (1).

(2) The Registrar may authorize a licensee to carry on business under a name other than the name set out on the licence if the Registrar considers that the public will not be misled as to the obligations of the licensee under the Act and the regulations. O. Reg. 58/00, s. 14 (2).

Application for, Expiry, Surrender and Suspension of a Licence

15. (1) An application for the issuance or renewal of a licence to operate a brew on premise facility or for a change of name or address of such a facility shall be in a form supplied by the Registrar. O. Reg. 58/00, s. 15 (1); O. Reg. 286/02, s. 1.

(2) Subject to section 13 of the Act, a licence to operate a brew on premise facility expires on the date set out on the licence. O. Reg. 58/00, s. 15 (2).

(3) For the purpose of section 13 of the Act, the time prescribed for applying for renewal of a licence to operate a brew on premise facility and for payment of the required fee is three months after the date on which the licence expires. O. Reg. 58/00, s. 15 (3).

(4) A licensee who ceases to operate a brew on premise facility shall immediately surrender the licence to the Registrar. O. Reg. 58/00, s. 15 (4).

(5) A licensee whose licence to operate a brew on premise facility is suspended shall post the sign provided by the Registrar concerning the suspension on the licensed premises, in a conspicuous place that is visible from the exterior of the premises, and shall ensure that the sign remains so posted throughout the suspension. O. Reg. 58/00, s. 15 (5).

Change of Ownership

16. (1) A change of ownership described in this section is a prescribed change for the purposes of subsection 16 (1) of the Act. O. Reg. 58/00, s. 16 (1).

(2) A prescribed change occurs in the circumstances described in any of the following paragraphs:

1. A partner withdraws from a partnership that is a licensee.

2. A licensee that is a sole proprietor becomes a corporation and the former sole proprietor is the only officer, director and shareholder of the corporation.

3. A licensee that is a partnership becomes a corporation and the former partners are the only officers, directors and shareholders of the corporation.

4. A licensee that is a corporation becomes a new corporation and the officers, directors and shareholders of the former corporation are the only officers, directors and shareholders of the new corporation.

5. A licensee that is a corporation with a single officer, director and shareholder becomes a sole proprietorship and the single officer, director and shareholder of the former corporation is the sole proprietor.

6. A licensee that is a corporation becomes a partnership and the officers, directors and shareholders of the former corporation are the only partners. O. Reg. 58/00, s. 16 (2).

(3) Even if a prescribed change occurs as a result of the withdrawal of a partner from a partnership, the partnership may, for the purposes of subsection 16 (1) of the Act, continue to operate the brew on premise facility if the partnership gives the Registrar notice of the change within 30 days after it occurs. O. Reg. 58/00, s. 16 (3).

17. (1) A change of ownership described in this section is a prescribed change for the purposes of subsection 16 (2) of the Act. O. Reg. 58/00, s. 17 (1).

(2) A prescribed change occurs when a person acquires more than 10 per cent of the equity shares of the licensee corporation as a result of the issuance of shares or the transfer of shares in the corporation. O. Reg. 58/00, s. 17 (2).

(3) In subsection (2),

“equity shares” means shares that carry voting rights either under all circumstances or under some circumstances that have occurred and are continuing. O. Reg. 58/00, s. 17 (3).

(4) A prescribed change occurs when the shares of the licensee corporation are converted into shares of another corporation upon a merger or amalgamation. O. Reg. 58/00, s. 17 (4).

(5) A prescribed change occurs when,

(a) a person becomes or ceases to be a director or officer of the licensee corporation; or

(b) a person becomes or ceases to be a shareholder of a holding company that owns a controlling interest in the licensee corporation. O. Reg. 58/00, s. 17 (5).

(6) Even if a prescribed change occurs under subsection (5), the licensee corporation may, for the purposes of subsection 16 (2) of the Act, continue to operate the brew on premise facility if the licensee corporation gives the Registrar notice of the change within 30 days after it occurs. O. Reg. 58/00, s. 17 (6).

18. For the purposes of subsection 18 (1) of the Act (temporary transfer), the Registrar may transfer a licence to operate a brew on premise facility for a period of not more than one year,

(a) when a trustee in bankruptcy acquires the business of the licensee;

(b) when a court-appointed receiver acquires the business of the licensee;

(c) when a mortgagee takes possession of the premises to which the licence applies;

(d) when a franchiser takes possession of the premises to which the licence applies; or

(e) when the landlord takes possession of the premises to which the licence applies. O. Reg. 58/00, s. 18.

19. If a change occurs as described in paragraph 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 of subsection 16 (2), subsection 17 (2) or (4) or clause 18 (a), (b), (c), (d) or (e), the licensee shall immediately notify the Registrar in writing and file any additional information or application required by the Registrar. O. Reg. 58/00, s. 19.

Transition

20. A person who was operating a brew on premise facility immediately before the coming into force of this Regulation and who applies to the Registrar within six months after the coming into force of this Regulation for a licence to operate the brew on premise facility shall be deemed to be licensed to operate the brew on premise facility from the day this Regulation comes into force,

(a) until the Registrar issues the licence; or

(b) if the applicant is served with notice of a proposal to refuse to issue the licence,

(i) until the time for giving notice requiring a hearing by the Board has expired without the applicant requiring a hearing by the Board in accordance with section 21 of the Act, or

(ii) if before the time for giving notice requiring a hearing by the Board expires, the applicant requires a hearing by the Board in accordance with section 21 of the Act, until the Board holds a hearing, makes a decision or order and the decision or order has become final. O. Reg. 58/00, s. 20; O. Reg. 373/00, s. 1.

21. Omitted (provides for coming into force of provisions of this Regulation). O. Reg. 58/00, s. 21.