Is it legal to barter with beer?
I realize this is very much relative to where one lives. Where would I look to know if this is legal.
Here is why I am asking. I am trying to become more involved in local sustainable food, a localvore if you will. I have attended a worskshop of a local organization. The topic of creating a network for trading foodstuff and or services, bartering etc. came up. This was very much about trading surplus of fresh fruit/veg. crops, eggs, meat, or canned/preserved items for things that someone else has that you made need. Got me thinking what do I have or could have a surplus of that would be a commodity to trade with. Well, beer was certainly one foodstuff that I can offer as well as say fresh bread.
If I were to still maintain the legal 200 gallon limit so that I was not "going into production" but just bartered some "surplus" beer for some veg. or eggs say, would that be legal. If it is not, boy that seems to me something worth pushing to make legal.
I am very captivated and inspired by the idea of reestablisghing local food community. I already trade some things with a neighbor for surplus veg., and pay another for eggs. I would think it would be fantastic to setup an all inclusive community where one could trade for all foodstuffs including beer, wine, mead, etc...
On that note, gotta go ask the neighbors if I can tap there maples and birch trees... Of course there will be some syrup in it for them.