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Stores selling beer that isn't distributed to them...

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by HomeBrewed, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. rollom

    rollom Member

    Location:
    New York
    I'm glad there's a zero violent crime rate in the Philly area, allowing police to go after the hardened criminal beer seller types
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  2. nc41

    nc41 Member

    Location:
    North Carolina

    Not the consumer, only the guy who taxes the stuff. Uncle Sam doesn't care if you Moonshine ... as long as you pay for the permit and he taxes your sales.
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  3. charlzm

    charlzm Member

    Location:
    California
    I used to go to monthly beer tastings at BJ's Brewery in Woodland Hills, CA back in the early 2000's. You bought a ticket to get in and at the end, they would do a drawing for random beeraphernalia, supplied by a distributor.

    Apparently, this broke some kind of law. A-B got wind of it (as the story goes) and the monthly drawings stopped.

    Don't know if that arcane law was ever changed, but I'd like to nominate that one for overhaul as well.
  4. drtth

    drtth Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    It's the same in PA as it is in NY, some State Police have the job of enforcing alcohol laws.
  5. hopfenunmaltz

    hopfenunmaltz Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    How about the bar on the Upper East Side that got busted for selling Spotted Cow?

    Do a search.
  6. nc41

    nc41 Member

    Location:
    North Carolina
    It's published on some of the web sights, beverages 4 less puts it out there for HT cans $10 1 can limit minimum order required. It's no secret.
  7. rollom

    rollom Member

    Location:
    New York
    Just to be clear - wasn't a dig at PA. Mentioned Philly as that was the place the previous poster's story occurred in. Yeah it's the same in NY and everywhere else.
  8. rgordon

    rgordon Member

    Location:
    North Carolina
    Total makes exclusive deals with the brewers for distribution in their stores. The beer is shipped to a wholesaler, sits on the warehouse floor, then is shipped to the various Total stores. Wholesaler buys from brewery at low margin, sells to Total, deal done. That it "passes through" the wholesaler keeps it legal and still working within the 3 tier framework. This is how they do it in North Carolina.
  9. ncaudle

    ncaudle Member

    Location:
    Virginia
    nope. as long as the appropriate taxes are paid, DC doesnt care who brought it in for sale

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