Can beer or wine made at an in-store retailer be used for commercial purposes?

No. All beer or wine made at an in-store brewing retailer must be for a customer’s personal use and consumed in a private location offsite from the retailer. “Personal use” is defined as beer or wine that is produced and used by an individual, or shared with others. It does not include the sale or other commercial use of the …

Can in-store brewing retailers mix or brew beer?

No, federal regulations require the customer to “pitch the yeast” and bottle their own beer or wine. The retailer may provide guidance and advice on brewing kits and ingredients, supervise the fermentation process, and monitor quality control taste testing and bottling of the final product.

How does an in-store brewing retailer comply with the federal excise acts?

Interested in-store brewing retailers must consult with the Canada Revenue Agency’s Regional Excise Duty Office to obtain information on how to ensure compliance with federal excise legislation and conditions. Contact information for the regional Excise Duty Office can be found on the Canada Revenue Agency’s website.

Are there any special requirements that in-store brewing retailers must meet?

Yes, in-store brewing retailers must: meet federal excise requirements under the Excise Act (for beer) and the Excise Act, 2001 (for wine and high-alcohol beer). These federal acts establish requirements for the production, storage and packaging of beverage alcohol at in-store brewing facilities; comply with the LGA’s standards for in-store brewing facilities which are based on the federally-legislated requirements; comply …

The supplier/service provider we are renting equipment from has offered to help us run our Texas hold’em poker tournament. Is this allowed?

As the licensee, your organization is responsible for all aspects of the operation of the event. Licensees cannot assign the conduct or management of a Texas hold’em poker tournament to any gaming supplier or service provider. You may hire LGCA-licensed suppliers or service providers to provide equipment and/or staff and to assist in managing the general tournament play. When considering …

How can we use the money we raise through our Texas hold’me poker tournament?

Funds raised through Texas hold’em poker tournaments must be used for education, religion, health, relieving poverty, or to benefit the community by promoting sports, recreation, culture, or any other area considered appropriate by the LGCA. Provide as much detail as possible on your application about how you intend to use the funds.