In-store brewing retailers sell customers the ingredients and provide them with instructional advice, service and equipment, and space so they can make beer or wine for personal consumption at their home or an offsite private location. After mixing their beer or wine, the customer leaves it at the retailer for fermentation and returns after the specified time required (approximately four to six weeks) to bottle their beer or wine and remove it from the site.
Retailer’s whose primary business is selling homebrewing/winemaking supplies can apply to the LGCA for an in-store brewing authorization. There is no application fee or any other fee to maintain an in-store brewing authorization.
Retailers with an in-store brewing authorization must comply with the standards set by the LGCA.