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

The Power of Margins

I regularly visit with my clients about the secrets of their success, and I learn something from almost every one of them. Several years ago, during one of these visits, I learned something that changed my entire perspective on business. The secret to this client’s success was both obvious and a complete revelation to me. His secret … margins!

What to Look For in a CPA

by Jonathan Powell |
Not all CPAs or tax returns are the same. Partner Jonathan Powell shares what you should be looking for in your CPA and what makes Kernutt Stokes different than other CPA firms.​ Learn more about our tax services.

What to Look For in an Auditor

by Patrick Deming |
Is your business looking for a new auditor? Kernutt Stokes Partner Pat Deming shares what you should look for when selecting an auditor.

Is Your Company Effectively Managing Tax Risk?

by Kernutt Stokes |
The concept of “tax risk” is an important and regular topic of discussion across organizations and in boardrooms, and for good reason. Businesses that operate across state lines or internationally can in certain cases trigger tax liabilities in jurisdictions where they do not have a physical presence.