Originally Posted by gauzzastrip
But you're not selling it. You just received a donation because someone thinks you're that great of a person. And you just gave them some home brew because you thought they'd enjoy it.
Okay. Despite having passed laws allowing HomeBrew in Oklahoma, the ABLE commission continually disallows HomeBrew at Beer Festivals. They aren't selling the beer, right? All they are doing is offering samples to further promote a hobby, right?
Since the festival have a cover charge, or ticket charge, then the Federal Govt construes this (loosely) as sales.
Plain and simple. If you accept compensation for your beverage, monetary or otherwise, you've sold it and have violated Federal Law. Same applies to a competition if it has an entry fee. This is construed as a sales.