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Paul Edwards
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Username: Pedwards

Post Number: 2039
Registered: 03-2003
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Posted on Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 07:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

hmmm, interesting...

http://www.valleynewslive.com/Global/story.asp?S=13894247
 

Daniel Bishop
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Username: Whatshisface

Post Number: 75
Registered: 01-2009
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Posted on Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 09:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

really cool.
 

Bierview
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Username: Bierview

Post Number: 867
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 67.82.202.67
Posted on Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 10:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Once a hobby becomes a business.............the fun somehow goes away.
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 12521
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 24.150.49.181
Posted on Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 10:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

If the proposed North Dakota law were enacted, it might well run afoul of the federal licensing requirements for alcohol producers (craft brewers must have both federal and state licenses as well as pay excise taxes). Of course there is also the argument that state laws allowing medical marijuana prescriptions violate federal law, but so far there have been no test cases.
 

Denny Conn
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Username: Denny

Post Number: 7499
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Posted on Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 10:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yeah, but I'm willing to bet that would be different for alcohol.
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 12522
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Posted on Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 11:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Beer is also considered a food product and is therefore covered by state and local health and food handling regulations. It would be impossible to produce something for sale in your own kitchen that would comply with these. And on top of that would be the various local zoning restrictions about commercial use of residential property.

I used to know of a homebrewer who moved back to the unincorporated hamlet in Iowa where he grew up. He was using a Brew Magic system in a dedicated space in a converted unattached garage, and had managed to jump through all the hoops to legally brew and sell his beer. I don't know if he's still in business or not.
 

aleman
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Username: Aleman

Post Number: 231
Registered: 04-2003
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Posted on Friday, January 28, 2011 - 12:32 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yaaah having lived in Nor Dakota for 5.5 years you have to understand how bad the winters are.....once. Having driven in a blizzard on May the 18th I can tell you it takes a lot of beer and home made wedding schnapps to survive up there. One of the comment practices was to take off at three and drink Schlitz at the local Eagles Club. Good folks up there. Let them sell their hooch!