Originally Posted by Zamial
There are organized paid admission festivals where homebrew is served, typically by the area homebrew club. The homebrew is not the main attraction and it is more of an off to the side thing. The ability to get into a fest to give beer away is pretty fair. The ability to hold a homebrew fest for profit is non-exsistant.
This is how it's done here as well. You pay for a taster glass for all of the commercial beers. The homebrew club serves their own beer that you can taste using the same taster glass. The club does a brewing demonstration, passes out pretzels, etc. I don't know if the club walks away with any of the money though...I'm pretty sure they just volunteer.