On May 7, Kathleen M. Kline will present a Lawline CLE webinar on “Homebrewing & Craft Beer Laws.” Details on the program are below.


Course Description – Homebrewers, who make beer largely for personal consumption, don’t have to worry much about regulation – their primary restriction is, their beer can’t be sold. Making the leap from homebrewing to for-profit brewing, however, presents a variety of legal hurdles. Proper disposal of brewery waste, avoidance of intellectual property disputes, and compliance with employment laws are all necessary for running a successful start-up brewery, as is knowledge of state and local regulations and restrictions on what a brewery or brewpub can sell.  Join attorney Kathleen Kline for an overview of the types of legal issues one may face when transitioning from a homebrewer to a brewery owner.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Address the legal issues that arise when homebrewers transition to for-profit brewing
  2. Identify IP disputes and ways to avoid them
  3. Ensure compliance with employment laws
  4. Consider state and local restrictions on what breweries may sell


Tuesday, May 7, 2019 2:30 through Tuesday, May 7, 2019 3:30