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Old 08-07-2012, 01:43 AM   #1
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My brother owns a local bar. I've begun brewing beer as a hobby. He has a class D5 liquor license. Would I be able to give my beer to my brother to sell at his bar? I've looked at the details of liquor/manufacturing licenses but since this is kind of a complicated situation I cant find anything regarding it. I'm not technically selling it, and my brother isnt manufacturing it. Thoughts?

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Old 08-07-2012, 01:52 AM   #2
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Its illegal.

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Old 08-07-2012, 02:32 AM   #3
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Its illegal.
Yep. You have to be a licensed brewer to sell your product, even indirectly. Your brother could face serious fines and lose his liquor license if you did that.
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:45 AM   #4
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here's a good writeup: http://www.ehow.com/how_7985024_sell-homemade-beer.html

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Old 08-07-2012, 02:54 AM   #5
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No offense that's hardly a good write up. That makes it sound WAY to easy. You have to jump through way to many hoops. You need official labels registered upcs, automated bottling lines and so much more. There's a nice write up of someone who opened a microbrew on here. Believe he ended up getting away from it. If I find the article I'll share it
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:58 AM   #6
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All the replies have been helpful so far. I think I'll just stick to it being a hobby!

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Old 08-07-2012, 03:00 AM   #7
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Nope....not a chance in hell. YOU have to be licensed as well as your brother. MUCH easier just to give it away(but not at his bar) and sell t-shirts to recover your costs..

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Old 08-07-2012, 03:04 AM   #8
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Nope....not a chance in hell. YOU have to be licensed as well as your brother. MUCH easier just to give it away(but not at his bar) and sell t-shirts to recover your costs..
I believe if brewed at the bar it could be given away. As you can't transport beer out of the dwelling it was brewed at in some states.
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Old 08-07-2012, 04:25 PM   #9
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It really just depends on the state. In Oklahoma (where I am from) it just has to be made on site in order to be sold there (for a bar who already has a liquor license). I would suggest just familiarizing yourself with your local laws and go from there...

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Old 08-07-2012, 04:36 PM   #10
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What if you had a tasting. You charge admission and give the beer away for free?

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