Beer Laws

Discussion in 'Pacific' started by likebutter, Apr 11, 2013.

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  1. likebutter

    likebutter Initiate (157) Feb 7, 2012 Florida

    planning a trip to CA next week...after some surprises / disappointments visiting breweries in other states (only allowed to sell a 2oz sample or only being able to give samples on brew tours, etc...i thought i would ask first this time...

    can breweries sell full pours of their beer on site in CA?


  2. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Fuck yes.
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  3. beerme411

    beerme411 Initiate (0) Sep 28, 2010 California

    Not very many restrictions on beer purchases except for some restrictions on growlers.
  4. theconductor

    theconductor Zealot (703) Nov 4, 2008 California

    Bear Republic poured me a 32 ounce glass of Racer X one night. I think it was a good time... :grinning:
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  5. riko

    riko Zealot (720) Jan 18, 2008 California

    In San Diego there are a zillion different types of licenses, and not all breweries have the same type. So not all breweries can pour full pours.

    It can even vary at different locations of the same brewery. For example, the Ballast Point location on Linda Vista Road can only pour samples, and you're not able to get more than one sample of the same beer. But at the Ballast Point on Old Grove, you can get pint after pint of whatever they're pouring.

    That said, it's much more common for breweries to be able to pour full pours than for breweries to only be able to serve samples. Aside from the BP Linda Vista, Thorn Street is the only other local brewery I can think of that is only able to pour samples.
  6. likebutter

    likebutter Initiate (157) Feb 7, 2012 Florida

    thanks for the quick responses, exactly what i was hoping to hear.
  7. rmdownward

    rmdownward Zealot (612) Feb 10, 2007 California

    Best thing to do would be to check the websites or call those places you plan on visiting.
  8. flexabull

    flexabull Initiate (0) Mar 9, 2006 California

    Most CA beer/alcohol laws are not a problem except the one RE : growler fills.
  9. Rau71

    Rau71 Initiate (0) Dec 12, 2011 California

    I have yet to go to a brewery that only did samples in California
  10. rgco

    rgco Initiate (0) Apr 2, 2012 California

    This isn't the backwards state of Utah.
  11. pinkgrenade

    pinkgrenade Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2011 California

    meh i wouldnt even call places, seems like a lot of work since most of them can pour full pours. some choose not to, some cant, and some will only pour certain sizes based on rarity and or alcohol content. and i think its only BP home brew mart that allows you to only have one of each
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