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Old 11-25-2010, 07:37 PM   #1
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Here's my first post. Thank you everyone for all the information I have used to brew my first few home brews and now I have a question.

So, I really want to start a microbrewery but I am not able to produce the required minimum gallons per year, well yet anyway. So in the mean time I was wondering how I go about selling my home brew while not breaking any laws. In az I have to make 10,000 gallons per year in order to get a license. But, what if I want to sell my product? Am I only allowed to if i have a license?

 
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Old 11-25-2010, 07:46 PM   #2
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Here's my first post. Thank you everyone for all the information I have used to brew my first few home brews and now I have a question.

So, I really want to start a microbrewery but I am not able to produce the required minimum gallons per year, well yet anyway. So in the mean time I was wondering how I go about selling my home brew while not breaking any laws. In az I have to make 10,000 gallons per year in order to get a license. But, what if I want to sell my product? Am I only allowed to if i have a license?
It is illegal to sell or barter homebrew. No if and or buts. If you want to sell you must obatain the necessary licenses and permits.

If you are really serious about going pro...here's where you need to start.

http://www.ttb.gov/beer/qualify.shtml

And here.... http://probrewer.com/

And some info here... http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f14/very...1/#post2411735

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Old 11-25-2010, 07:48 PM   #3
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Here's my first post. Thank you everyone for all the information I have used to brew my first few home brews and now I have a question.

So, I really want to start a microbrewery but I am not able to produce the required minimum gallons per year, well yet anyway. So in the mean time I was wondering how I go about selling my home brew while not breaking any laws. In az I have to make 10,000 gallons per year in order to get a license. But, what if I want to sell my product? Am I only allowed to if i have a license?
I'm pretty sure it's 5,000 in AZ - or maybe that's just if you run a bar/restaraunt...

 
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Old 11-26-2010, 06:26 AM   #4
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I figured there would be no way around getting a license and I am in the process of obtaining one but I have seen both 5,000 and 10,000 gallon limits. I could do 5,000 but I do not think that I could pull of 10,000 gallons right now. Thank you for your help I really appreciate it.

 
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Old 11-26-2010, 07:09 PM   #5
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you may also look into opening a "macro brewery" those are starting to crop up here in So-cal.

As for making money of homebrew. its illegal. the government wants their cut. That being said though you could tell your freinds that if they like your brew they could float you a couple of bucks towards ingredients for your next batch
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Old 11-26-2010, 08:56 PM   #6
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The only real way to start a successful brewery is to send samples of your beer to me for a "professional" critique. I will PM you my address and expect a package soon

 
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Old 11-26-2010, 10:28 PM   #7
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well you could trade your beer for other stuff you want or stuff that is valuable that you can sell so that technically no money changes hands.

 
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Old 11-26-2010, 10:37 PM   #8
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well you could trade your beer for other stuff you want or stuff that is valuable that you can sell so that technically no money changes hands.
using homebrew to barter is illegal as well...

 
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Old 11-26-2010, 10:43 PM   #9
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Old 11-26-2010, 10:48 PM   #10
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using homebrew to barter is illegal as well...
really? had no idea.

 
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