A craft manufacturer is a micro producer (micro brewery, micro distillery, cottage winery) issued a permit by the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) authorizing them to produce beverage alcohol within the Province of Saskatchewan.
After receiving authorization from SLGA, a manufacturer may produce more than one type of alcohol (e.g. beer, wine, spirits and refreshments) and 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 micro producer for that type of alcohol, it would become subject to the rules and requirements of a regional or national manufacturer.
In this section:
- Commercial Liquor Permittee Manual
- Standalone Policies
- Production Reporting
- Craft Bulletins
- Production Levy & Markup Information
Commercial Liquor Permittee Manual Information about craft manufacturers can be found at Chapter 6, Section 14.
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.
All Non-Permittee Contractees who are engaging in Contract Manufacturing, as specified by the Contract Manufacturing Policy above, are required to complete the Annual Production Declaration listed below.
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.
Craft manufacturers are required to abide by SLGA's Product Recall Policy as outlined in this document.
All craft manufacturers who distribute their products directly to retailers and commercial properties are subject to the Craft Alcohol Quality Assurance Policy.
Alcohol manufacturers are required to abide by the Record Keeping Policy.
Craft manufacturers are required to abide by the Traceability Policy.
All SK craft producers are required to complete a monthly production reporting form, per the terms outlined.
- Saskatchewan Monthly Craft Producer Report
- FAQ Production Reports
- Craft Producers - eBill Registration Form
Craft Bulletins are issued on an as needed basis. The information is primarily intended for Saskatchewan craft alcohol producers
Production Levy - Craft Refreshments, Wine and Spirits:
A production levy is remitted to SLGA for all products sold by Saskatchewan craft alcohol producers directly to consumers, retailers or commercial permittees and is lower than the markup that would apply if the products were distributed by SLGA.
|Production Levy - Craft Refreshments, Wine and Spirits|
|Production Threshold (L)||Refreshments||Wine||Spirits|
|On the first 50,000||$0.31/L||$ 0.35/L||$ 0.70/L|
|From 50,001 to 100,000||$0.38/L||$ 0.43/L||$ 0.86/L|
|From 100,001 to 125,000||$0.85/L||$0.96/L||$1.92/L|
|From 125,001 to 150,000||$1.27/L||$1.92/L||$3.85/L|
|From 150,001 to 175,000||$1.69/L||$2.89/L||$5.77/L|
|From 175,001 to 200,000||$2.54/L||$3.85/L||$7.70/L|
|All production greater than 200,000||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Production Levy - Beer:
A production levy is remitted to SLGA for all products sold by Saskatchewan craft breweries who sell directly to consumers, retailers or commercial permittees and is lower than the markup that would apply if the products were distributed by SLGA. The production level structure includes tiered levels of production with incremental increases to consider brewers of all sizes.
|Beer Production Levy (effective Nov. 1)|
|On the first 5,000 HL||$0.1715/L|
|From 5,001 to 10,000 HL||$0.21/L|
|From 10,001 to 15,000 HL||$0.25/L|
|From 15,001 to 20,000 HL||$.34/L|
A markup is applied to craft alcohol products distributed by SLGA. A percentage of the landed cost is applied to the price for which SLGA acquires the product. Saskatchewan’s markup structure is available to any craft producer that qualifies based on global production.
|Markup Rates - Refreshments, Wine and Spirits (Effective April 1, 2017)|
|Annual Global Production (L)||Wholesale Markup
|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%|
For beer producers, there is a graduated markup scale with incremental increases. It applies to all beer products sold through SLGA’s Distribution Centre or a third party beer distributor.
|Beer Markup Rates (Effective July 1, 2020)
|Annual Global Production (HL)||Wholesale Markup|