COVID-19 Resources for Craft Breweries

Updated: May 27, 2020 

CURRENT STATUS: CCBA provides real-time updates to members on the status of re-opening. If you are interested in membership with the association, please contact 

California ABC Regulatory Relief 

  • California ABC relaxed restrictions on
    • Expansion of licensed premises for social distancing. Info here.
    • Charitable donations, free delivery and extended delivery hours. Info here.
    • Returns, off-sale privileges, extensions of credit, deliveries to consumers and more. Info here. 
  • The ABC also announced a 30-Day extensions on Annual License Renewal Fees and Late Renewal Penalty Fees
  • Ongoing Q&A can be found on the ABC FAQs

California Tax Relief

  • The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) is offering a 90-day extension for sales and use tax returns and tax payments for all businesses filing a return for less than $1 million in taxes. See more info online here. 
  • CDTFA will also allow small business taxpayers to enter into 12-month, interest-free payment plans for up to $50,000 of sales and use tax liability. Info here. More info on state tax relief here and on state based loan options here. This includes EXCISE TAXES.
  • Excise tax refunds on “unmerchantable” beer:

California Specific HR Q&A 

Federal Relief Packages


  • The California Office of the Small Business Advocate is available to help businesses identify resources and obtain answers to key questions (to the extent known).  They created a very user friendly page, “How We Can Help,” and continue to update a helpful FAQ for small businesses.
  • Find your local small business assistance center through the California TA Providers Guide.  At these state- and federally-funded business assistance centers, small businesses and nonprofits can access free one-on-one business and management counseling and training, including the discussion of options for accessing capital.
  •  California Small Business Development Centers has a resource page, which includes both state and federal information for small businesses: There is also a California Resource Guide with detailed information about federal programs serving California, including the SBA Disaster Economic Injury Loan Program
  • GO-Biz is hosting a COVID-19 resource webpage with links to the IBankLabor and Workforce AgencyFranchise Tax Board, and Department of Tax and Fee Management:
  • California Restaurant Resource Center HERE
  • Brewers Association Resources HUB
  • Google is offering free ad credit to some small businesses
  • Resources for manufacturing hand sanitizer available via the FDA and the WHO.

If you have a resource to add to this list please email