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Old 03-09-2012, 02:29 PM   #1
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Default 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?

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Old 03-10-2012, 02:43 AM   #2
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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.

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Old 03-10-2012, 05:06 AM   #3
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"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!

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Old 03-25-2012, 04:48 PM   #4
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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)

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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.

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

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

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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.....
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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.

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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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