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WAC 314-20-030

Packages—Classification.

(1) No manufacturer, distributor, importer, or beer certificate of approval holder shall sell beer for use in the state of Washington in any packages or containers differing in sizes and case quantities from the manufacturer's original packages.
(2) Net contents - Packaged beer. Net contents shall be stated in a clearly legible manner on the label in fluid ounces or as follows:
(a) If less than 1 pint, in fluid ounces, or fractions of a pint;
(b) If 1 pint, 1 quart, or 1 gallon, the net contents shall be so stated;
(c) If more than 1 pint, but less than 1 quart, the net contents shall be stated in fractions of a quart, or in pints and fluid ounces;
(d) If more than 1 quart, but less than 1 gallon, the net contents shall be stated in fractions of a gallon, or in quarts, pints, and fluid ounces;
(e) If more than 1 gallon, the net contents shall be stated in gallons and fractions thereof;
(f) The net contents need not be stated on any label if the net contents are displayed by having the same blown, branded, or burned in the container in letters or figures in such manner as to be plainly legible under ordinary circumstances and such statement is not obscured in any manner in whole or in part.
(3) Container size limitations - Barrels. Whole barrels (31 gallons), 1/2 barrels (15.5 gallons), 1/4 barrels (7.75 gallons), 1/6 barrels (5.16 gallons). Packaged beer - Maximum capacity for individual containers, 170 fluid ounces. The board may, in its discretion, authorize other container and/or barrel size packages which have been approved for marketing within the United States by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, United States Treasury Department: Provided further, That the board may, in its discretion, authorize a brewery with spirit, beer and wine restaurant privileges to dispense beer directly from conditioning tanks/vessels to the spirit, beer and wine restaurant area provided the taxes have been paid prior to dispensing.
(4) The net contents of individual containers shall be stated on the outside of any multicontainer package where the individual container label or bottle size is not visible to the consumer at the point of purchase.
(5) Gift packages. A beer importer or beer wholesaler may prepare and sell "gift packages" consisting of containers of beer differing in case quantities from the manufacturer's original case capacities provided the tax has been paid on the previously purchased beer in accordance with RCW 66.24.290 and provided written approval by the board has been obtained.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.24.170, 66.24.640, 66.24.695, and 66.08.030. WSR 18-02-006, § 314-20-030, filed 12/20/17, effective 1/20/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030, 2004 c 160. WSR 04-24-097, § 314-20-030, filed 12/1/04, effective 1/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030, 15.88.030, 19.126.020, 66.04.010, 66.08.180, 66.16.100, 66.20.010, 66.20.300, 66.20.310, 66.24.150, 66.24.170, 66.24.185, 66.24.200, 66.24.206, 66.24.210, 66.24.230, 66.24.240, 66.24.244, 66.24.250, 66.24.375, 66.24.380, 66.24.395, 66.24.400, 66.24.420, 66.24.425, 66.24.440, 66.24.450, 66.24.455, 66.24.495, 66.24.540, 66.28.010, 66.28.040, 66.28.050, 66.28.170, 66.28.180, 66.28.190, 66.28.200, 66.28.310, 66.44.190, 66.44.310, 66.98.060 and 82.08.150. WSR 98-18-097, § 314-20-030, filed 9/2/98, effective 10/3/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. WSR 93-10-070, § 314-20-030, filed 5/3/93, effective 6/3/93; WSR 89-06-013 (Order 278, Resolution No. 287), § 314-20-030, filed 2/23/89; WSR 89-01-005 (Order 272, Resolution No. 281), § 314-20-030, filed 12/8/88. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.050. WSR 86-22-050 (Order 201, Resolution No. 210), § 314-20-030, filed 11/4/86. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030. WSR 86-01-026 (Order 171, Resolution No. 180), § 314-20-030, filed 12/11/85. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030 and 66.98.070. WSR 83-24-061 (Order 135, Resolution No. 144), § 314-20-030, filed 12/7/83, effective 2/15/84; WSR 78-02-031 (Order 64), § 314-20-030, Rule 39, filed 1/17/78; Order 49, § 314-20-030, filed 8/26/76, effective 9/26/76; Order 19, § 314-20-030, filed 8/10/72; Rule 39, filed 6/13/63.]
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