Beer Lawyering 101 with Colin Hay; Ep 041

Beer Lawyering 101 with Colin Hay; Ep 041

In this episode, we sit down with Colin Hay of Verrill Dana, LLP at Novare Res to talk about the legal side of selling beer. Does his name sound familiar? Listen in as he explains he is often mistaken for the lead singer of Men at Work.

In Round 1 Catherine goes over the beers we all had that night. Colin enjoying an Allagash White (no fruit!) explains why it is his go to beer. Amanda enjoyed Banded Horn Luminaire which pairs perfectly with being out on the front lawn with her kids. Catherine chose the Stone Face & Tributary Rye Porter, a less sweet spicy porter.

Law and beer are complicated and goes back to the start of our country. The need for an alcohol lawyer due to the specialized legal needs this highly regulated industry which includes breweries, distilleries, and wineries. Some of the areas regulated include employment, shipping,environmental, as well as federal and state statutes. Colin and his coworkers identify potential problems before they become problems and navigate the 3 Tier System.

Colin’s interest in beer started washing bottles for his home brewing father. Dad explained the entire process in detail and brought Colin along to Rising Moon, a herbalist store. In college, Colin’s roommate home brewed leading to involvement with the Maine Brewer’s Guild. Whether you are opening a brewery or starting brewpub there are many rules and regulations and a beer lawyer like Colin would be there to help.

Have you run into legal snafu’s when it comes to selling your beer? We want to know how it was resolved (or not). Email us at hi@greatbeeradventure.com

 

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Today’s episode is sponsored by Oak Hill Beverage. For store hours check out their website: oakhillbeverage.com!

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