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Old 06-19-2012, 08:13 PM   #1
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Default Selling Homebrew, Indiana

I've had a few people inquire about purchasing homebrew. I know there are plenty of threads discussing all the laws, licenses, regulations etc. I'm looking for all of that information specific to Indiana state law. Does anyone know where I can find all that info specifically for Indiana?

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Old 06-19-2012, 08:15 PM   #2
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Selling homebrew is strictly illegal, at least in the 48 contiguous states. You would need an alcohol license in order to complete such a task.

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You mean you want to become a licensed brewer, right? Because you can't sell homebrew, that's illegal. You need to go legit, which would make you a "real" brewer, not a homebrew....Homebrewing is a HOBBY.

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You might as well start here.

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Exactly. I've been over the TTB website. I was hoping to find something specifically geared toward specific state law. I'm not trying to start a brewery, just sell to other distributors (restraunts, bars). I'm just beginning to look into this. Hell, maybe it's all illegal. Being approached has got me wondering.

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Exactly. I've been over the TTB website. I was hoping to find something specifically geared toward specific state law. I'm not trying to start a brewery, just sell to other distributors (restraunts, bars). I'm just beginning to look into this. Hell, maybe it's all illegal. Being approached has got me wondering.
It is all illegal, unless you become a licensed brewery.....You have to follow state AND federal law.
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http://www.in.gov/atc/2458.htm

It's not cheap or easy. If so we all would be selling our beer. The licenses are limited depending on your area. I have a friend that bought an old run down bar just for the license. No others were available in his area.
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Exactly. I've been over the TTB website. I was hoping to find something specifically geared toward specific state law. I'm not trying to start a brewery, just sell to other distributors (restraunts, bars). I'm just beginning to look into this. Hell, maybe it's all illegal. Being approached has got me wondering.
It's a matter of semantics, but in this case the semantics are important. What you're asking about IS starting a brewery. Might be a nanobrewery using homebrew equipment, but it's a professional brewery nonetheless.
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So I have a related question...

What's to keep a group of friends from all pitching a few dollars in for supplies to brew together? Let's assume for a moment that I have three friends (yeah, I know, crazy thought, but this is a hypothetical, stay with me. And stop laughing. No, really, stop) who want to brew with me, and we agree to split costs evenly. How is that any different than having them "buy" the beer?

Just asking...

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So I have a related question...

What's to keep a group of friends from all pitching a few dollars in for supplies to brew together? Let's assume for a moment that I have three friends (yeah, I know, crazy thought, but this is a hypothetical, stay with me. And stop laughing. No, really, stop) who want to brew with me, and we agree to split costs evenly. How is that any different than having them "buy" the beer?

Just asking...
I don't think the ATF are going to raid your garage for that. But if your "Friends" own a local pub where a few taps are serving your beer, you might have some explaining to do.
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