Is there a way to make your own beer without a brewery?
Well, there is.
Here are a few tips on how to make a beer vegan without a major distributor.1.
If you’re a craft beer aficionado and want to make some beers without having to deal with a brewery or distributor, you can probably get by with just a few breweries or craft distilleries.
Here’s where to start: Find a local beer shop, such as local breweries like Blue Door Brewing Co., to brew your own.
If it’s on the East Coast, head to Boston.
If there’s no one nearby, go to New York City, or wherever you’re living.2.
Be wary of online distributors.
If a brewery is listed on Amazon, Etsy, or other online sellers, it could mean you can get some beer for less than the price of a single bottle.
Check the website to make sure the brewery’s a real business, but there’s always a chance the beer you’re ordering might be counterfeit.
The best advice I can give you is to check the labels of the beers you’re purchasing.
If they say “beer by the bottle,” they’re probably counterfeit.3.
A lot of breweries are only available in select cities.
So, if you’re in the Bay Area, you’re out of luck.
But if you live in Seattle, you might be able to find local breweries on your local grocery store shelves.4.
Look for local beer stores.
Some of these places may have online stores.
But, if they don’t, you should definitely try their beer selection.
If your local beer store doesn’t have a brewery on their shelf, make sure you ask them if they sell a beer or two.5.
Be mindful of the beer.
If something looks too good to be true, it probably is.
But be wary of the following: You might be getting a product that’s not real beer.
A fake beer label could mean the bottle is made in China.
You might also be getting beer that tastes like tap water.
You don’t want to buy a fake beer because it could have a nasty taste.6.
Check out the beer’s packaging.
If the beer has a label that says it’s beer, it’s probably fake.
If not, there’s probably some sort of labeling error.
If nothing else, make an educated guess.7.
Keep an eye on the online store.
If beer is listed in the site, you’ll know that the product is not authentic.
If that’s the case, go back to the bottle and ask for a refund.
If possible, also check out the packaging.8.
Make sure you buy at least two bottles.
A few years ago, the FDA started testing a new type of beer, the “beer that’s real beer,” which contained a lot more hops.
A bottle of this beer cost $10.
You could buy one for about $2 and still be getting two bottles for less money than the real thing.9.
If things are not going your way, get a lawyer.
If I could give you any advice on getting a fake bottle of beer out of a store, it would be to try to negotiate a deal.
But you might have to take legal action.
If in doubt, ask the store’s owner if he can help.10.
Keep your beer safe.
Keep the beer away from kids.
If alcohol is involved, always put your beer in a cool, dark place.
Make it a rule to not drink beer from a cooler.11.
If someone else’s beer is fake, it doesn’t mean the product isn’t real.
A beer that’s counterfeit is fake.12.
Check your local laws.
If states are lax on beer laws, it can be hard to get your bottle to be shipped.
You can try the state online laws to find out if you can ship a beer through an interstate carrier.13.
Be careful about online retailers.
If online retailers don’t allow you to buy from them, don’t order online.
Ask if they offer a “free shipping” program, or a service that lets you buy beer online.14.
Don’t forget to ask for permission.
If another store is selling fake bottles, ask them to stop selling that beer.