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Old 04-02-2013, 06:13 AM   #1
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I have a friend who wants to pay me to brew for thier wedding. i insisted pay was not needed, but he insisted right back that he wanted to pay me. If he pays me for a batch of homebrew and i dont have a liquor license, im assuming thats illegal right?

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Old 04-02-2013, 06:14 AM   #2
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Yes.

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Old 04-02-2013, 06:20 AM   #3
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He can't pay you for any product you make. But he can buy the kit, have you make it, that way the beer is his.

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Old 04-02-2013, 06:34 AM   #4
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Tell him he can't pay you, but he could buy you equipment to help you in the task. If you are like most home brewers, you probably have your eye on some upgrades or need new fermenting vessels or something.

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Old 04-02-2013, 06:57 AM   #5
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Sell him a ketchup packet out of your fridge for $100 or so and tell him the beer is free......

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Old 04-02-2013, 07:02 AM   #6
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He may not be able to pay you, but you can't stop him from buying you lap dances during the bachelor party.

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Old 04-02-2013, 08:10 AM   #7
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ha well that all is great advice, one more thing though. is getting a liquor license as easy as going online and taking a test, or do i have to go through legit training or something...

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Old 04-02-2013, 08:13 AM   #8
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Here in Aus (I assume similar to the states) you need to be pass certain criteria from a liqour board and I dont think it is particularily easy.

Surely he can pay for ingredients (plus extra for ingredients for yourself) and you can brew it up.

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Being in the legal field, I say you give him all the beer he wants. It is a great gift and thus legal. If he gives you a great gift of cash or whatever, that is his choice. When granny gave you a card with a $100 bill the government never bothered with it, not that they wouldn't if yet could.

You are not selling him beer at all. The other way around it if you feel guilty is that you gave him the beer but he paid for the ingredients.

But I like the free lap dance option.

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Old 04-02-2013, 09:13 AM   #10
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Being in the legal field, I say you give him all the beer he wants. It is a great gift and thus legal. If he gives you a great gift of cash or whatever, that is his choice. When granny gave you a card with a $100 bill the government never bothered with it, not that they wouldn't if yet could.

You are not selling him beer at all. The other way around it if you feel guilty is that you gave him the beer but he paid for the ingredients.

But I like the free lap dance option.

Cheers
my understanding was that it was illegal to remove the beer from your home except for compitions. That being said I also think that the feds are not likely going to bother chasing (or proving) that one time when you gave 10 gallons of beer to your mate. Biggest point - how are they going to find out
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