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chrissmitty820 03-09-2012 01:29 PM

Home brew competition in GA
 
I'm trying to put together a home brewers competition in Atlanta, to coincide with DragonCon. I've been told by D*C staff that having one on site would violate the GA hotel's license.

Can anyone point me in the direction of the laws regarding HB competitions for the state?

Do any HB competitions have to be held in a bar or restaurant, for example?

Thank you,

Chris

SittingDuck 03-10-2012 01:43 AM

I was actually thinking of brewing up some D*C beers to share with friends, and I love this idea. I am a Georgia attorney, and I can certainly look up that info for you. Not my primary area of expertise, of course, so if anyone has held a comp and can get us started with the law, that would be great.

chrissmitty820 03-10-2012 04:06 AM

"I was actually thinking of brewing up some D*C beers to share with friends, and I love this idea. I am a Georgia attorney, and I can certainly look up that info for you. Not my primary area of expertise, of course, so if anyone has held a comp and can get us started with the law, that would be great."

One of the ways around it *may* be to have the comp in a private suite, as long as the general public isn't invited. That way, it may still qualify as 'private consumption' and bypass the code issues.

Thanks for the help!

Grizzlybrew 03-25-2012 03:48 PM

Have you consulted the AHA? or BJCP? It seems either could provide the information you need to set up a competition.

http://www.bjcp.org/compcenter.php

http://www.bjcp.org/docs/SCPCompHdbk.pdf (Competition Handbook)

SittingDuck 03-28-2012 12:17 AM

Good suggestions. I have just been trying to figure out the law and calling the Dept. of Alcohol and Tobacco in GA. I will contact the AHA and BJCP as well.

icanbenchurcat 09-21-2012 11:31 AM

So what ever happened with this... DC is over, but what about thoughs on a private event for a competition

RCannin 12-10-2012 04:49 PM

Keep me in the loop on this as well, I'm in the EAV

robodeath 01-27-2013 07:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by icanbenchurcat (Post 4431865)
So what ever happened with this... DC is over, but what about thoughs on a private event for a competition

D*C is never over.....

chrissmitty820 02-06-2013 04:52 AM

Hey guys, thanks for the interest in the idea.

Sorry I haven't responded, didn't find the notification emails until today.

This is still something that I'd like to do, but I haven't had time to pursue the legality issues.

SittingDuck 02-07-2013 01:39 AM

Well, I did my best to find the legality before last Con, but got nothing. I read the statutes, called the state, called the AHA, and couldn't get an answer. The best I got was "They must be legal because other people do them." No answers on exactly how. Plus, if we actually did it at the con, the con rules would probably have to come into play as well.

One thing we could try is call a local competition organizer and find out what they do...


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