Originally Posted by Teromous
Maybe it's time for a mod to create a sticky about this. I'm not even being facetious. It does get asked quite often.
That's a fantastic idea.
Originally Posted by zoomzilla
Haha I wasn't trying to get around licensing laws, just looking to see if there are varying degrees of licensing. Clearly there is not. I will just enjoy the hobby and leave the rest to the pros.
Sorry if it seems like everyone is raining on your idea, but this question does seem to come up A LOT, and often it's people literally asking how to skirt the law. We are very protective of our hobby (and maintaining it's legal status), so we tend to get defensive when people ask these sort of questions.
I truly wish there was some sort of pico-brewer/homebrewer type license with relaxed standards (or at least lesser fees), but unfortunately the law is not skewed in our favor on this issue.
Just be content to share your homebrew with friends. If you want to make money in this hobby, you have to go pro, at which point it will no longer be a hobby, and require significant capital investment. There's just no way around that as the laws are currently written.