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BEER DEALERS — wholesale — all operations


This classification applies to employers operating under "off-sale" licenses issued by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and developing 50% or more of the gross receipts from the sale of beer to retailers and commercial users.

The production and bottling or canning of beer and the sale and distribution of beer manufactured by the employer shall be classified as 2121, Breweries.

Each store location that primarily (in excess of 50% of gross receipts) engages in the sale of alcoholic beverages to walk-in trade for consumption away from the store premises shall be classified as 8060, Stores — wine, beer or spirits.

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BEER OR ALE DEALERS — wholesale or combined wholesale and retail — all operations

Classification 7392 shall not be used for division of payroll in connection with Classification 2121, Breweries or Malt Houses, unless the operation described by Classification 7392 constitutes a separate and distinct enterprise having no connection with the operations covered by Classification 2121.

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