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Old 02-26-2012, 06:08 PM   #1
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Hello all,

I'm located in Georgia and am considering selling home brewing supplies online. After researching about 3 hours online, I still haven't found a definitive answer to if one needs to have a liquor license in order to sell brewing supplies online in Georgia. I know I wouldn't be technically selling alcohol, but I could see how you might need one to sell ingredients that are used to make it.

Can anyone shed any light on this matter?

Much appreciated!

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Old 02-26-2012, 06:12 PM   #2
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Web site https://etax.dor.ga.gov/alcohol/alc_forms.aspx
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1800 Century Blvd
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I doubt you would need a liquor licence, the same ingredients could be used to make bread. In fact in my state all ingredients are considered food and aren't even taxed.

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Old 02-27-2012, 12:08 AM   #4
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I would see if you can talk to the guy that owns Brewmasterswarehouse.com Hes on this form, you might be able to talk to him.

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Bremasterswarehouse, or Winecraft, Brew Depot, ect...one of them around here I am sure would be willing to answer that question.

Besides, I always thought (and i'm NO authority) that it isn't alcohol until you pitch yeast.

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I doubt seriously you would need a license...but you are in Georgia Do people who sell honey need a special license?..could easily make 13% alcohol mead.

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Thanks for the info guys!

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I know I wouldn't be technically selling alcohol, but I could see how you might need one to sell ingredients that are used to make it.
You can make alcohol with sugar and bread yeast, but I'm sure grocery stores don't need a license to sell them.
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:35 PM   #9
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Don't know all ins and outs, but the place where I buy my home brew gear/kits has a Province of Nova Scotia Liquor License card on the shelves they display their product. Definitely not Georgia, but an indicator that there might be some regulation involved, regardless of "bread ingredients" semantics. No sales tax on ingredients though.

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