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Former Future Beer Tasting

Discussion in 'US - Mountain' started by Prospero, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. Prospero

    Prospero Advocate (675) Colorado Jul 27, 2010


    Anyone going? I'm thinking about going to the 3pm session.
     
  2. I was thinking of going, then realized that's Masters weekend. Nothing but the couch, beer, and golf for me that weekend.

    Sounds like a really cool event though. Even more awesome since its free.
     
  3. Domingo

    Domingo Champion (945) Colorado Apr 23, 2005

    I'm going to try for the 7pm. The price is right, and I'm curious.
     
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  4. joshclauss

    joshclauss Savant (315) Colorado Oct 31, 2010

    What, no 100-word essay?
     
  5. hopfacebrew

    hopfacebrew Savant (465) Colorado Jul 26, 2011

    LOL, I think they sold out in 2 seconds.
     
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  6. Prospero

    Prospero Advocate (675) Colorado Jul 27, 2010

    Sure did.
     
  7. Domingo

    Domingo Champion (945) Colorado Apr 23, 2005

    I managed to get 2 for 7PM. I think they actually showed up a minute or two early.
     
  8. Prospero

    Prospero Advocate (675) Colorado Jul 27, 2010

    Nice. It could be your clock isn't synced. It was right at 2:00:00pm per my computer clock and my cell clock.

    Got 2 for 3pm
     
  9. robwater

    robwater Aficionado (240) Colorado Jan 14, 2012

    "limited to 2 per person and there's 25 per session"

    my math is a little rusty, but doesn't that mean someone is going stag? And yes, I rapid-fired F5 at 1:59 (network-synched clock) and went from not yet to sold out in one refresh.
     
  10. Oxymoron

    Oxymoron Advocate (670) Colorado Aug 14, 2005

    Wait do they have their liquor license already? If not then they are putting their (future) and Oxford's Hotel's license in jeopardy. Sounds fun though.
     
  11. joshclauss

    joshclauss Savant (315) Colorado Oct 31, 2010

    If anyone doesn't have a date yet, I missed out and look great in a cocktail dress.
     
  12. Prospero

    Prospero Advocate (675) Colorado Jul 27, 2010

    a) It's free (so it's not that they're selling it)
    b) It's in a hotel room (not a hotel conference space) technically, so they're not serving in public

    I don't see it any different than if someone wants to invite friends to a beer tasting in a hotel room... dunno though, not a lawyer.
     
  13. Yeah off the top of my head it's no different than a home brew tasting which you can conduct (in a separate area, and provided expressly no one is charging anything for the homebrew) at a hotel-and-restaurant licensed premises, or at least that's what the law said when I had Uptown Brothers and researched it for a couple of the guys at FOTR (never got around to doing it before we closed though). I hasten to add, the foregoing is not intended, nor should it be construed, as legal advice and in any event it was 2 years ago and law may have changed....
     
  14. Oxymoron

    Oxymoron Advocate (670) Colorado Aug 14, 2005

    Im not a lawyer either, but I know that there was a brewery in Northern Colorado that gave free beer out as promotion for opening. It was all homebrewed beer. The TTB contacted them and they had to jump through hoops afterwards to avoid any fees.
     
  15. Prospero

    Prospero Advocate (675) Colorado Jul 27, 2010

    As a homebrewer, you can brew and give out up to 60 gallons / 600 bottles? annually or something like that... and give them out for free before it is controlled by TTB. It all has to do with quantity. TTB just wants to tax it if you produce "X" amount.... I think the sticky part of it is releasing homebrew vs. commercial brew to people at/from a place of business.

    Two 25-person tastings I don't think is going to come close. And again, this isn't being released on site at a brewery or any business, it's in a private hotel room, it's no different than a beer tasting at someone's house.

    Just my opinion, but all good points.
     
  16. Prospero

    Prospero Advocate (675) Colorado Jul 27, 2010

    It's actually 100-gallons for personal use annually is allowed.

     
  17. FormerFuture

    FormerFuture Disciple (60) Colorado Dec 14, 2012

    Just jumping in to say that we can't wait to meet those of you who can attend. The whole point of this is to meet future customers and get feedback from them on our beer, concept, and progress. We really care about and are actively seeking customer input in a variety of ways.

    You're right in that it is a private party hosted by the owners of FFBC (my wife and I). All of the beer will actually be brewed commercially through a contract arrangement, taxes paid, etc. Then we (personally) are buying those kegs from the brewery that they were produced at. It is no different, legally, than if you go to Dry Dock or wherever and buy a keg and have a party and invite your friends.

    Hopefully that has cleared some things up. Homebrew laws aren't really applicable, we're just throwing a party and serving craft beer from some kegs we bought from a local brewery.
     
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  18. well that makes perfect sense. So--does that mean your contract-brewed beer will be available in stores & bars, soon-ish?
     
  19. FormerFuture

    FormerFuture Disciple (60) Colorado Dec 14, 2012

    Well, they are small, small batches for the tasting events (second event will be much larger) and festivals this summer. If we have some extra we may try to get a keg on at one or two bars on a short term basis.

    Ultimately our focus is on our tap room, though, and we don't plan to have any long-term draft accounts at least for a while.
     
  20. Steve_0

    Steve_0 Savant (275) Colorado Mar 14, 2012

    I have to say I am pretty bitter about not getting a ticket for the tasting. Started refreshing two minutes early and it went from unavailable to SOLD OUT. I was really wanting to-go, since the planned area of this brewery is in my neighborhood. O well, hopefully I can get to the next one.
     
  21. FormerFuture

    FormerFuture Disciple (60) Colorado Dec 14, 2012

    Keep an eye on our Facebook page. If people let us know they can't come we're going to offer their tickets. A pair of tickets will also be given away on Colorado Craft Beer Radio when we're on from 1-2 this Saturday on AM 760.
     

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