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Old 08-03-2011, 07:10 PM   #1
nicholsbrewing
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Hey guys,
Its been a while. I've been blessed to receive a job at a local brewpub as a brewer and bar manager. I'll be brewing once we get our 7bbl system up and running (it's been broken for the last 3-4 mos). It will be likely a month or two before its ready for action. Now, i was curious. I know it is absolutely illegal to sell homebrew to bars, stores, etc. if you don't have a license. However, our establishment has a brewing/sales license. I was wondering if anyone knows if i can fill one of my pony kegs with a homebrew and put it on tap at our brewpub, assuming we pay tax on the beer. The management is all for it in the meantime if its legal, at least until we get out 7bbl system running again.


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Old 08-03-2011, 07:12 PM   #2
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no. if you brewed it at home, it's homebrew therefore illegal to sell.



 
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:13 PM   #3
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Hey! Unfortunately I can't help you with the legality of that, but I'd love to know where you work. I'd love to check it out sometime (after your system is back up), or maybe I already have.

 
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:19 PM   #4
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Gray's Tied House in Verona. We are beginning a campaign to redo our entire in-house brewing operations to become more of a beer destination. More to come...

 
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:20 PM   #5
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Great! Never been there. I'll definitely have to check it out. I've gotta branch out past the isthmus anyway. Cheers.

 
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:24 PM   #6
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no. if you brewed it at home, it's homebrew therefore illegal to sell.
What if he carried the wort to work in a five gallon bucket, then pitched the yeast there and let if ferment in the brewery?

Legal or illegal to sell at the brewery?

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Old 08-03-2011, 07:26 PM   #7
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Hmmmm, i mean. In all honesty, i could always just bring my entire homebrew setup to work and do everything there in our brewing area. Wouldn't that be the same as running a pilot batch??

 
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:27 PM   #8
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*and senorpepe, ask for zach when you stop in

 
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:27 PM   #9
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What if he pitched the yeast into the wort bucket in his car on the way to the brewery but then got reimbursed for gas by the brewery?

 
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:28 PM   #10
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There may be some health inspector requirement.

I think that you will have to look it up in state and county codes.



 
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