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Homebrewing & Craft Beer Laws

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Produced on May 07, 2019

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Course Information

Time 1h 3m
Difficulty Intermediate
Topics covered in this course: Food, Beverage, & Agriculture

Course Description

Homebrewers, who make beer largely for personal consumption, don’t have to worry much about regulation – their primary restriction is, their beer can’t be sold. Making the leap from homebrewing to for-profit brewing, however, presents a variety of legal hurdles. Proper disposal of brewery waste, avoidance of intellectual property disputes, and compliance with employment laws are all necessary for running a successful start-up brewery, as is knowledge of state and local regulations and restrictions on what a brewery or brewpub can sell.  Join attorney Kathleen Kline for an overview of the types of legal issues one may face when transitioning from a homebrewer to a brewery owner.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Address the legal issues that arise when homebrewers transition to for-profit brewing
  2. Identify IP disputes and ways to avoid them
  3. Ensure compliance with employment laws
  4. Consider state and local restrictions on what breweries may sell

Credit Information

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Kathleen Kline

Greenberg Traurig

Kathleen M. Kline is a litigator, focusing on complex matters including environmental litigation, securities and derivative actions, financial services litigation, and professional liability. She has represented clients in a variety of matters, including CERCLA and Clean Water Act lawsuits, securities class actions, shareholder derivative matters, disputes regarding professional liability of insurance agents and brokers, and products liability litigation. 


Vicky H.

Great overview!

Stephen C.

Good job

James A.

Clear and well-organized. Covered a lot of ground at a good level of detail.

Nicholas K.

excellent presentation

Brendan S.

Interesting topic!

Charles C.

A Home Run!. Passionate about these issues...at first I thought, dry delivery on a fun topic. Then as the presenter's style of presentation and knowledge progressed it was very informative and on point. Yes Very Very good!

Jeffery T.

The presenter seems to know this area thoroughly.

R. Christopher R.

Very interesting and covered a wide range of topics

Alexander H.

Fascinating presentation. Enjoyed it.

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