The beverage industry is complex and highly competitive. There are constantly new entrants into the market, margins are tight, multi-state tax filings are often required, and affiliated tasting rooms, vineyards, and brewpubs lead to multiple revenue streams to manage. 

As an Oregon-based firm started in 1945, Kernutt Stokes has grown alongside the beer and wine producers in the state. We specialize in partnering with beverage businesses on the whole business, not just on tax planning and compliance. We know that succeeding in the beverage industry requires considering all aspects of your business including your ownership structure, pricing, profitability, product distribution, taxes, and more. 

At Kernutt Stokes, you’ll have an experienced team that also works alongside our other teams that work with industries associated with yours. The team specializing in agribusiness at Kernutt Stokes can lend their expertise related to your vineyard or hops-growing operation, or our transportation team can work with your distribution fleet. In addition, our teams are backed by the national resources of the BDO Alliance, so we can help you as your distribution grows and we need to consider multi-state tax issues or filings. 

We are proud to be involved in many industry alliances including the Brewers Association and Oregon Brewers Guild. In addition, we make it a point to provide our clients’ beer and wine at our own events so we can support them while enjoying a tasty lager or a delicious pinot.

Now, let’s raise a glass to partnership and success in Oregon’s thriving beverage industry!

Meet Our Beverage Team Lead

Matthew S. Diment, CPA
“I really enjoy serving this industry because I'm passionate about craft beer. I’m a home brewer and I choose vacation destinations around breweries and beer-centric places. I feel lucky to be able to partner with beverage producers!”
- Matthew Diment, CPA, Director of Niche Development

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Information and Resources

Fraud Prevention | Safeguarding Your Business

by Charlotte Kreitlow |
In the intricate web of commerce, businesses are vulnerable to various risks, with fraud being one of the most insidious threats. From embezzlement to financial misstatement manipulation, to asset misappropriation, fraudulent activities can cause irreparable damage to a company's financial health and reputation. In the face of such risks, a robust fraud prevention framework is indispensable, and well designed and implemented accounting practices play a pivotal role in fortifying the defenses of businesses against fraudulent activities.

2023 Year-End Business Deductions

by Kernutt Stokes |
There have been changes over the last few years for what businesses can deduct when it comes to meals and entertainment. Download our helpful document that outlines what you can deduct for business meals, entertainment, employee parking, and club dues.

Plan Limitations Reference Guide

by Andrea Smith |
Keep up-to-speed on employee benefit plan changes with our annual Employee Benefit Plan Limitations & Quick Reference Card.

Tax Deductions

by Tiffany K. Nash |
Partner Tiffany Nash shares insights about tax deductions for individuals and businesses. Learn more about our tax services.