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Old 12-30-2009, 05:45 AM   #1
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If you have so many recipes, why don't you sell your beer?


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Old 12-30-2009, 05:46 AM   #2
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because the three-tiered distribution laws and permitting is a PITA.....

and I don't have the money to go big. I make good beer now; but I'm not at the point where I make repeatedly great beer.....


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Old 12-30-2009, 05:50 AM   #3
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because the three-tiered distribution laws and permitting is a PITA.....

and I don't have the money to go big. I make good beer now; but I'm not at the point where I make repeatedly great beer.....
Forgive my ignorance, could you elaborate on your first sentence?

Pain In The Ass got it like 3 seconds after -- what does three tiered distribution mean?
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Forgive my ignorance, could you elaborate on your first sentence?

Pain In The Ass got it like 3 seconds after -- what does three tiered distribution mean?
the way that most states regulate how alcohol is distributed and sold prohibits lots of homebrewers from being able to go commercial.

I can't remember exactly what it is but it has to do with the fact that you as a producer can't sell directly to a bar or store. There's a middle man....

I'm sorry, if I wasn't half in the bag I'd be able to help more.....
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Time... it's only a matter of time...
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Old 12-30-2009, 06:06 AM   #6
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the way that most states regulate how alcohol is distributed and sold prohibits lots of homebrewers from being able to go commercial.

I can't remember exactly what it is but it has to do with the fact that you as a producer can't sell directly to a bar or store. There's a middle man....

I'm sorry, if I wasn't half in the bag I'd be able to help more.....
I'm half in the bag if not worse I plan on launching my line of beer within 10-14 months MAX which is why I ask.
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I'm half in the bag if not worse I plan on launching my line of beer within 10-14 months MAX which is why I ask.
Then we can effectively communicate

I can't think of the dudes name on here, but he wrote many threads about what it takes to go pro.....If I remember later, I'll let you know!

Good luck!
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Old 12-30-2009, 06:15 AM   #8
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I'd love to go pro once I get things nailed down. One of my dreams is to open a brewpub...need money for the building, equipment, some schooling and obviously the government BS on just about every level that needs to be waded through.
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I'd love to go pro once I get things nailed down. One of my dreams is to open a brewpub...need money for the building, equipment, some schooling and obviously the government BS on just about every level that needs to be waded through.
My original plan was brewpub but I figure if I can have a beer that is outstanding, that everyone loves, why not brew it and sell it??
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Old 12-30-2009, 06:39 AM   #10
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I can't think of the dudes name on here, but he wrote many threads about what it takes to go pro.....If I remember later, I'll let you know!
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f14/thin...brewer-137210/

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/nano...-build-137400/

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