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Old 01-13-2011, 05:45 PM   #1
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Had a idea run through my head last night and thought I would share.

Some people around here have shown an interest in selling their beer. Federal and State laws make this difficult for the hobbyists among us, but they don't call me Captain Loophole for nothing. Hear me out.

As this would only work locally, I have no qualms with sharing the idea.

The federal and state laws deal with selling alcohol. I am not going to sell alcohol. I am going to sell wort and rent you space to make it into beer.

I sell you the wort and you pitch the yeast. You rent space from me to store YOUR fermenting wort and you pick up YOUR beer when it's finished. Of course they will be a fee for the wort, rental fee and packaging fee but you get custom made beer just for you. Not trying to say that it would be a big money maker but you could start getting your craft into the hands of people willing to pay for it without dealing with liquor laws.

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Old 01-13-2011, 05:48 PM   #2
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Sounds good to me. Kinda like one of those brew it yourself places though.

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Old 01-13-2011, 05:49 PM   #3
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Isn't that basically how the brew-on-premises places work?

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Old 01-13-2011, 05:50 PM   #4
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Not sure exactly. Do those places need a license?

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Not only is it a brew on premises business, but it would likely violate the brew on premises license requirements.

Yes, those businesses need a license. They also likely need to pass health and safety inspections, so you can't do it out of your kitchen/basement/bathroom/etc.

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Yes they need a license, they are making alcohol. The pump and dump brewpubs (and I use that term loosly) get a BOP license and it has been a proceedure used by many start-ups in areas where a liquor license is difficult or impossible to get.

Depends on the state requirements. You could call OLCC?

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stick it to the man and do it anyway!


but seriously don't do that.

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There's good advise right there!

Then forget about ever getting a brewing license after being prosecuted for OLCC violations.

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My LHBS had to get a licence to have brewing classes and let people use the facilities. Also any that attends those classes has to get a $15 home brew license.

Of couse we are in NJ which has more laws than any place I have ever lived.

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Not sure if I would even notify the OLCC. Again, I am not making or selling alcohol.

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They also likely need to pass health and safety inspections, so you can't do it out of your kitchen/basement/bathroom/etc.
Many, many home kitchens are certified to make food. Just need to pass an inspection.
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