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Now legal to donate homebrew to charitable events-CA
« on: October 15, 2013, 09:46:42 PM »
Just found out that Gov Brown signed AB-1425  http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140AB1425&search_keywords=
It gives non profits the right to pour/sell homebrewed beer at charity events.  This is going to be huge for CA homebrewers who want to go "pro". Great way to gain exposure, support your favorite charity, and even get a legitimate tax deduction.  :)

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Re: Now legal to donate homebrew to charitable events-CA
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2013, 09:58:48 PM »
One item to note. The charity/non-profit cannot be homebrew related.
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Re: Now legal to donate homebrew to charitable events-CA
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2013, 10:18:33 PM »
One item to note. The charity/non-profit cannot be homebrew related.
That's a good point.  I am sure they did that so a non profit homebrew club can't raise money by essentially selling beer.  It makes me happy because on numerous times I have been approached by non-profits wanting to sell my beer at their event.  I always said no because of the whole idea that somebody, somewhere would say that they are "selling homebrew". 

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Re: Now legal to donate homebrew to charitable events-CA
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2013, 05:15:54 AM »
What about homebrew club sponsored events, where all proceeds go to a charity?
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Re: Now legal to donate homebrew to charitable events-CA
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2013, 06:21:06 AM »
What about homebrew club sponsored events, where all proceeds go to a charity?

The beer itself must be donated to the non-profit, not the money raised. I would assume, considering how strict ABC had been otherwise, your scenario would not be allowed.
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Re: Now legal to donate homebrew to charitable events-CA
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2013, 06:45:22 AM »
What about homebrew club sponsored events, where all proceeds go to a charity?

The beer itself must be donated to the non-profit, not the money raised. I would assume, considering how strict ABC had been otherwise, your scenario would not be allowed.

I would agree. the charity has to sponsor the the event, collect the money, get the proper one day license, etc. It WOULD allow your homebrew club to participate though. 

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Re: Now legal to donate homebrew to charitable events-CA
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2013, 07:36:53 AM »
Great law, hopefully it can be a model for other states.
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