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Re: 2017 NHC Date and Location.
« Reply #15 on: June 12, 2016, 09:20:13 AM »
I might have to go there.

It would be great to see you!  Although NHC is ostensibly about beer, for me it's really, about seeing friends.

Totally agree. And, I would add, making new friends.
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Re: 2017 NHC Date and Location.
« Reply #16 on: June 12, 2016, 03:32:00 PM »
Yeah, I think we still have a few legal issues to work out in TX, though I'm not that up on pouring laws at festivals, etc.

There's a number of problems here just with homebrew. The TABC requires bills of lading on all homebrew leaving homes for pouring at events and any organized tasting or event requires that everybody in attendance be members of a club. TABC also has problems with commercial beer and homebrew being served at the same time or as part of the same event.
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Re: 2017 NHC Date and Location.
« Reply #17 on: June 12, 2016, 03:35:29 PM »
Yeah, I think we still have a few legal issues to work out in TX, though I'm not that up on pouring laws at festivals, etc.

There's a number of problems here just with homebrew. The TABC requires bills of lading on all homebrew leaving homes for pouring at events and any organized tasting or event requires that everybody in attendance be members of a club. TABC also has problems with commercial beer and homebrew being served at the same time or as part of the same event.
Anyone aware of a lobbying effort to remedy this? I live in Austin and would be happy to help out.

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Re: 2017 NHC Date and Location.
« Reply #18 on: June 12, 2016, 06:36:14 PM »
Maybe the AHA? I am not aware of any major lobbying efforts on that point. The bill of lading isn't that big of a deal (it's just filling out a form) and having people sign up to be a member of a club at the front door of an event isn't that big of a deal (also just filling out a form) but prohibitive for a large event like NHC.
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Re: 2017 NHC Date and Location.
« Reply #19 on: June 12, 2016, 08:32:10 PM »
Is it safe to assume that the 2017 NHC will be held at the convention center.
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Re: 2017 NHC Date and Location.
« Reply #20 on: June 13, 2016, 01:17:59 AM »
Is it safe to assume that the 2017 NHC will be held at the convention center.
It is safe to say it won't be at the hotel in Bloomfield.  :D
Yeah, I don't know with certainty, but think downtown convention center with 3000+ Capacity, and surrounding hotels.
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Re: 2017 NHC Date and Location.
« Reply #21 on: June 13, 2016, 03:35:58 PM »
After confirming that Southwest flies there, I am pretty likely to attend next year.  Surly needs to brew the souvenir beer and name it "You Can't Be Serious".

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Re: 2017 NHC Date and Location.
« Reply #22 on: June 13, 2016, 04:00:25 PM »
Maybe the AHA? I am not aware of any major lobbying efforts on that point. The bill of lading isn't that big of a deal (it's just filling out a form) and having people sign up to be a member of a club at the front door of an event isn't that big of a deal (also just filling out a form) but prohibitive for a large event like NHC.

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Re: 2017 NHC Date and Location.
« Reply #23 on: June 13, 2016, 09:19:22 PM »
Maybe the AHA? I am not aware of any major lobbying efforts on that point. The bill of lading isn't that big of a deal (it's just filling out a form) and having people sign up to be a member of a club at the front door of an event isn't that big of a deal (also just filling out a form) but prohibitive for a large event like NHC.

Isn't the AHA already a club?

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Re: 2017 NHC Date and Location.
« Reply #24 on: June 13, 2016, 09:51:16 PM »
Maybe the AHA? I am not aware of any major lobbying efforts on that point. The bill of lading isn't that big of a deal (it's just filling out a form) and having people sign up to be a member of a club at the front door of an event isn't that big of a deal (also just filling out a form) but prohibitive for a large event like NHC.

The AHA will help state organizations but not lead the charge.
Yeah, it looks like this is the playbook.

https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/homebrewing-rights/statutes/

I'll search the database mentioned there and see if there's anything already going on some of these fronts. I should probably also check in with the Zealots here to see if anyone is trying to take care of any obstacles to hosting NHC here.

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Re: 2017 NHC Date and Location.
« Reply #25 on: June 14, 2016, 02:28:25 AM »
Maybe the AHA? I am not aware of any major lobbying efforts on that point. The bill of lading isn't that big of a deal (it's just filling out a form) and having people sign up to be a member of a club at the front door of an event isn't that big of a deal (also just filling out a form) but prohibitive for a large event like NHC.

The AHA will help state organizations but not lead the charge.
Yeah, it looks like this is the playbook.

https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/homebrewing-rights/statutes/

I'll search the database mentioned there and see if there's anything already going on some of these fronts. I should probably also check in with the Zealots here to see if anyone is trying to take care of any obstacles to hosting NHC here.
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Re: 2017 NHC Date and Location.
« Reply #26 on: June 14, 2016, 03:42:26 PM »
Maybe the AHA? I am not aware of any major lobbying efforts on that point. The bill of lading isn't that big of a deal (it's just filling out a form) and having people sign up to be a member of a club at the front door of an event isn't that big of a deal (also just filling out a form) but prohibitive for a large event like NHC.

Isn't the AHA already a club?

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Re: 2017 NHC Date and Location.
« Reply #27 on: June 14, 2016, 03:43:26 PM »
Maybe the AHA? I am not aware of any major lobbying efforts on that point. The bill of lading isn't that big of a deal (it's just filling out a form) and having people sign up to be a member of a club at the front door of an event isn't that big of a deal (also just filling out a form) but prohibitive for a large event like NHC.

The AHA will help state organizations but not lead the charge.
Yeah, it looks like this is the playbook.

https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/homebrewing-rights/statutes/

I'll search the database mentioned there and see if there's anything already going on some of these fronts. I should probably also check in with the Zealots here to see if anyone is trying to take care of any obstacles to hosting NHC here.

Having worked with the AHA to get the laws here in OR changed, I'm pretty well versed in how it works.    Good luck on your efforts!
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Re: 2017 NHC Date and Location.
« Reply #28 on: June 15, 2016, 02:42:53 PM »
I'll search the database mentioned there and see if there's anything already going on some of these fronts. I should probably also check in with the Zealots here to see if anyone is trying to take care of any obstacles to hosting NHC here.

Have you met the Zealots?  lol  That being said, I'd love to see the NHC in Austin.  Generally the legality part that excludes or complicates locations is the mix of commercial and homebrewed beer served onsite (honestly the commercial/homebrew segregation in San Diego was annoying).  I think one significant hurdle with TABC is that they require everyone serving beer to be certified.

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Re: 2017 NHC Date and Location.
« Reply #29 on: June 15, 2016, 08:33:47 PM »
Check with Debbie Cerda - she was working the issues in the past.
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