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For SK Craft Producers

A craft manufacturer is a craft brewery, craft distillery, craft winery, craft cidery or craft refreshment producer issued a permit by the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) authorizing them to produce beverage alcohol within the Province of Saskatchewan.

A manufacturer may produce more than one type of alcohol (e.g. beer, wine, spirits, cider and refreshments) once it receives authorization from SLGA to produce each type of alcohol. A manufacturer must adhere to the specific production level requirements for each type in order to remain classified as a craft manufacturer. Where a manufacturer produces a type of alcohol that does not meet the requirements of a craft producer for that type of alcohol, it would be subject to the rules and requirements of a regional, national or bottling manufacturer.

Learn more about the different types of manufacturing permits: Fact Sheet - Saskatchewan Beverage Alcohol Manufacturing

Learn more about how to obtain a manufacturer permit. Learn more about SLGA’s listing and pricing policies


In this section:
  1. Commercial Liquor Permittee Manual
  2. Standalone Policies
  3. Production Reporting
  4. Craft Bulletins
  5. Production Levy & Markup Information

Commercial Liquor Permittee Manual

Still have questions about commercial permits? Download the Commercial Liquor Permittee Manual Information about craft manufacturers can be found at Chapter 6, Section 14. 


Standalone Policies

Custom, Contract and Collaboration Manufacturing Policies for Craft Producers

Craft alcohol producers who wish to engage in custom, contract and collaboration manufacturing arrangements, are required to follow the policies listed below.

Collaboration Manufacturing by Saskatchewan Craft Alcohol Producers

Contract Manufacturing by Saskatchewan Craft Alcohol Producers

Custom Manufacturing by Saskatchewan Craft Alcohol Producers

All Non-Permittee Contractees who are engaging in Contract Manufacturing with a Saskatchewan Craft Alcohol Producer, as specified by the Contract Manufacturing Policy above, are required to complete the Annual Production Declaration listed below.

SLGA Non-Permittee Contractee - Annual Production Declaration


 Picnic Area Authorization for Craft Producers

Craft producers located on rural/farm property have the option to apply for a picnic area, per the terms in this (trial) policy. 

Picnic Area Authorization for Saskatchewan Craft Alcohol Producers


Product Recalls

Craft manufacturers are required to abide by SLGA's Product Recall Policy as outlined in this document.

Product Recalls for Saskatchewan Craft Alcohol Producers


Quality Assurance

All craft manufacturers who distribute their products directly to retailers and commercial properties are subject to the Craft Alcohol Quality Assurance Policy.

Craft Alcohol Quality Assurance Policy 

Quality Assurance FAQs


Record Keeping

Alcohol manufacturers are required to abide by the Record Keeping Policy.

Record Keeping Requirements for Saskatchewan Alcohol Manufacturers


Traceability

Craft manufacturers are required to abide by the Traceability Policy.

Traceability Requirements for Saskatchewan Alcohol Manufacturers


Production Reporting

All SK craft producers are required to complete a monthly production reporting form, per the terms outlined. 


Craft Bulletins

Craft Bulletins are issued on an as needed basis. The information is primarily intended for Saskatchewan craft alcohol producers


Production Levy & Markup Information

Production Levy

A production levy is remitted to SLGA for all craft alcohol products sold directly to consumers, retailers or commercial permittees in Saskatchewan by Saskatchewan craft alcohol producers. Production levy rates are lower than the markup that would apply if the products were sold to and distributed by SLGA, approved third-party beer distributors, or approved specialty warehouses. The production levy structure includes tiered levels of production with incremental increases to consider craft alcohol producers of all sizes. A manufacturer’s production tier is determined monthly based on year-to-date global production, starting January 1st and ending December 31st.

A Type 1 manufacturer is one that uses 100 per cent of raw inputs while Type 2 manufacturers use less than 100 per cent raw inputs. Please see the following tables for Type 1 and Type 2 production levies by product category.

Beer

New Structure (Effective Dec 1, 2020) Type 1 - Rates Type 2 - Rates
Limit Production Levy Production Levy
<5,000 HL* $0.10/L $0.17/L
5,001-7,500 HL $0.11/L $0.21/L
7,501-10,000 HL $0.12/L $0.24/L
10,001-12,500 HL $0.13/L $0.26/L
12,501-15,000 HL $0.15/L $0.30/L
15,001-17,500 HL $0.18/L $0.35/L
17,501-20,000 HL $0.20/L $0.40/L
20,001-22,500 HL $0.24/L $0.48/L
22,501-25,000 HL $0.30/L $0.60/L
25,001-27,500 HL $0.38/L $0.76/L
27,501-30,000 HL $0.45/L $0.90/L
All production greater than 30,000 HL  Markup Applies  Markup Applies

* Minimum annual production: 50 HL

Spirits

New Structure (Effective Dec 1, 2020) Type 1 - Rates Type 2 - Rates
Limit Production Levy Production Levy
<50,000 L* $0.35/L $0.70/L
50,001-75,000 L $0.43/L $0.86/L
75,001-100,000 L $0.70/L $1.40/L
100,001-125,000 L $0.96/L $1.92/L
125,001-150,000 L $1.63/L $3.25/L
150,001-175,000 L $2.30/L $4.60/L
175,001-200,000 L $2.89/L $5.77/L
200,001-225,000 L $3.20/L $6.40/L
225,001-250,000 L $3.50/L $7.00/L
250,001-275,000 L $3.85/L $7.70/L
275,001-300,000 L $4.03/L $8.05/L
300,001-325,000 L $4.20/L $8.40/L
325,001-350,000 L $4.38/L $8.75/L
All production greater than 350,000 L  Markup Applies  Markup Applies

* Minimum annual production: 250 L

Wine

New Structure (Effective Dec 1, 2020) Type 1 - Rates Type 2 - Rates
Limit Production Levy Production Levy
<50,000 L* $0.18/L $0.35/L
50,001-75,000 L $0.22/L $0.43/L
75,001-100,000 L $0.33/L $0.65/L
100,001-125,000 L $0.48/L $0.96/L
125,001-150,000 L $0.63/L $1.25/L
150,001-175,000 L $0.78/L $1.55/L
175,001-200,000 L $0.93/L $1.85/L
200,001-225,000 L $1.13/L $2.25/L
225,001-250,000 L $1.33/L $2.65/L
250,001-275,000 L $1.53/L $3.05/L
275,001-300,000 L $1.68/L $3.35/L
300,001-325,000 L $1.85/L $3.70/L
325,001-350,000 L $2.00/L $4.00/L
All production greater than 350,000 L Markup Applies  Markup Applies 

* Minimum annual production: 2,000 L

Refreshment Beverages

New Structure  (Effective Dec 1, 2020)

Type 1 - Rates Type 2 - Rates
Limit Production Levy Production Levy
<50,000 L* $0.16/L $0.31/L
50,001-75,000 L $0.19/L $0.38/L
75,001-100,000 L $0.33/L $0.65/L
100,001-125,000 L $0.43/L $0.85/L
125,001-150,000 L $0.64/L $1.27/L
150,001-175,000 L $0.73/L $1.45/L
175,001-200,000 L $0.90/L $1.80/L
200,001-225,000 L $1.00/L $2.00/L
225,001-250,000 L $1.13/L $2.25/L
250,001-275,000 L $1.25/L $2.50/L
275,001-300,000 L $1.38/L $2.75/L
300,001-325,000 L $1.48/L $2.95/L
325,001-350,000 L $1.53/L $3.05/L
All production greater than 350,000 L  Markup Applies  Markup Applies

 * Minimum annual production: 2,000 L

Cider

New Structure  (Effective Dec 1, 2020)

Type 1 - Rates Type 2 - Rates
Limit Production Levy Production Levy
<50,000 L* $0.10/L $0.20/L
50,001-75,000 L $0.14/L $0.28/L
75,001-100,000 L $0.20/L $0.40/L
100,001-125,000 L $0.33/L $0.65/L
125,001-150,000 L $0.50/L $1.00/L
150,001-175,000 L $0.63/L $1.25/L
175,001-200,000 L $0.73/L $1.45/L
200,001-225,000 L $0.83/L $1.65/L
225,001-250,000 L $0.90/L $1.80/L
250,001-275,000 L $0.98/L $1.95/L
275,001-300,000 L $1.03/L $2.05/L
300,001-325,000 L $1.08/L $2.15/L
325,001-350,000 L $1.13/L $2.25/L

*Minimum annual production: 2,000 L

Markup rates

A markup is applied to beverage alcohol products sold to SLGA Wholesale, approved third-party beer distributors or approved specialty warehouses. Except for beer, markup is a percentage applied to the price for which SLGA acquires the product (referred to as the ‘landed cost’). There is a graduated markup with incremental increases. A manufacturer’s production tier is determined based on annual global production, starting January 1st and ending December 31st.

Markup Rates - Refreshments, Cider, Wine and Spirits (Effective April 1, 2017)
Annual Global Production (L) Wholesale Markup
Refreshments & Cider Wine Spirits
<25,000 39% 45% 73%
25,001 to 50,000 43% 50% 80%
50,001 to 75,000 50% 56% 88%
75,001 to 100,000 60% 64% 98%
100,001 to 150,000 66% 74% 108%
150,001 to 200,000 75% 85% 119%
>200,000 (National) 88% 99% 130%

 

Beer Markup Rates (Effective July 1, 2020)
Annual Global Production (HL) Wholesale Markup
<2,500 $0.479/L
2,501-5,000 $0.599/L
5,001-7,500 $0.719/L
7,501-10,000 $0.778/L
10,001-20,000 $0.837/L
20,001-300,000 $0.898/L
300,001-320,000 $1.060/L
320,001-340,000 $1.220/L
340,001-360,000 $1.370/L
360,001-380,000 $1.520/L
380,001-400,000 $1.680/L
>400,000 $1.873/L