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Old 08-02-2011, 02:40 AM   #1
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Yes I know a nother Nano Brewery question, Is it legal to sell your beer in california in your Tast Room.? and what are the guidlines for the tasting room.

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Old 08-02-2011, 03:08 AM   #2
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in short, if you have not gone through the permitting process it's not legal to sell homebrewed beer.

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Old 08-02-2011, 04:42 AM   #3
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It's all about having the right permits and zoning. In general though if you have a type 23 small beer manufactuer license you can have a tap room. Assuming that you meet your local governments zoning.

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Old 08-02-2011, 05:11 AM   #4
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Yes I know a nother Nano Brewery question, Is it legal to sell your beer in california in your Tast Room.? and what are the guidlines for the tasting room.
Now that is a perfect question for your lawyer. Laws are different from county to county. I wouldn't rely on the internet for that advice.
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Old 08-02-2011, 12:41 PM   #5
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It is illegal to sell ANY homebrew. It's that simple.

If you get a license to make beer to sell, you are not making homebrew. If you don't have a license to make beer, you CAN'T sell it.

What kind of license do you have?

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Didn't I just read a recent article about a law (first of its kind, I think) that allowed homebrewers in that state to sell their beer at local bars?

Pushing for something like that in your state might be your best bet.

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That would be awesome but it will never happen. Professional brewers would be pretty upset if they lost a tap to a homebrewer.

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There's this article, but I know I heard about something more recent on a podcast (Sunday Session I think).

http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/dpp/n...-mn-apr-2-2010

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That article is misleading. It's a Federal Law that homebrew can't be sold. A state can further limit the federal law, but they can't make it legal to sell homebrew.

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There's this article, but I know I heard about something more recent on a podcast (Sunday Session I think).

http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/dpp/n...-mn-apr-2-2010
If I remember correctly, the BN folks mis-represented the law - it was not about selling homebrew in local bars, it was about being able to pour/serve homebrew in local bars. This way, homebrew clubs could hold their meetings at the brewery/brewpub. The BN corrected their mistake in a later episode (or perhaps even later in that same episode).
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