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Old 02-03-2011, 05:10 AM   #11
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Old 02-03-2011, 05:21 AM   #12
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Haven't the coffee-beer gods spoken already? It didn't work out for Drew Carey, it didn't work out for that chick in Beer Wars, Moonshot (WTF is that?)... But what the hell right, I like to drink coffee laced with booze and finish it off with a yard of beer - that's when the party starts!

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Old 02-03-2011, 05:23 AM   #13
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Old 02-03-2011, 07:31 AM   #14
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Haven't the coffee-beer gods spoken already? It didn't work out for Drew Carey, it didn't work out for that chick in Beer Wars, Moonshot (WTF is that?)... But what the hell right, I like to drink coffee laced with booze and finish it off with a yard of beer - that's when the party starts!
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Sorry Shooter! I don't mean to implicate the innocent!

I'm kind of tickled to see someone mention contract brewing a caffeinated beer, and mention MoonShot and 4Loko. Wasn't MoonShot a massive failure and isn't 4Loko marketed among the likes of Colt 45 and King Cobra? I shouldn't have sent him to probrewer.com, should have sent him to www.ThemRimsBeSpinninYo.com
Am I missing something here? The OP said nothing about adding caffeine to his brew, just using coffee.

And yes the coffee beer gods have spoken.... in favor of coffee beer. There are quite a few coffee beers out there...

To answer the OP's question, I'm no lawyer but I know a local brewery (Bridgeport) just released a coffee porter called "Cafe' Negro" that is infused with real coffee, and has caffeine in it. Are you sure the ban went through? In addition to Cafe Negro the corner store by my house is still selling 4loko, Joose, CORE, etc. All the topics I have read online about the issue talk about "going to ban" or "plan to ban" but I'm not sure for a fact it did go through.
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Old 02-03-2011, 12:14 PM   #15
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Wow... the self righteousness level on this forum is certainly rising...

+1 to the post above mine.

I'm looking to contract brew also, should I go to spinmywheels.com also Mr. Witandwisdom?

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I may be wrong, but I believe these bans occurred on state the state level, not federal. Check with your state board of alcohol control (or all states where you plan to market).

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My understanding is that if caffeine is extracted from an ingredient as part of the brewing process you should be fine. I am thinking "Founder's breakfast stout" as an example...

The artificially caffeinated drinks are what was made illegal.

Grats on the step up to contract brewing.

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seriously who cares what anyone here or probrewer says. get a lawyer. period.

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Sorry Shooter! I don't mean to implicate the innocent!

I'm kind of tickled to see someone mention contract brewing a caffeinated beer, and mention MoonShot and 4Loko. Wasn't MoonShot a massive failure and isn't 4Loko marketed among the likes of Colt 45 and King Cobra? I shouldn't have sent him to probrewer.com, should have sent him to www.ThemRimsBeSpinninYo.com
the OP was just looking for more info on the new regs.

then you came in and JAG'd the place up.
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then you came in and JAG'd the place up.
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Go back to Beer Advocate.
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