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Re: SCA Alcohol Policy
Poster: "Chuck Graves" <Chuck_Graves@mmacmail.jccbi.gov>
>why did anyone feel that there was a need for an alcohol policy? Has
>there been a problem? Are we trying to fix something that isn't
Liability problems...pure and simple. Simply a sign of these litigious
times we live in.
>This sounds to me like the SCA is afraid someone will get drunk off of
>a keg provided at a feast, leave that night, kill someone on the drive
>home, and the SCA gets sued.
>I suppose it could happen... I just don't like "policy" guided by
>fear... I don't know why, but this proposed policy *really* raised my
Offhand, I have to agree with the BoD's decision for the organization.
The risk is simply too high.
>Does this mean that you can't offer a home-brewed cordial as tourney or
>contest prize...What about at an auction?.. I don't know... I just don't
I don't believe prizes are a problem. They are normally given by the
brewer as a gift to the group, which in turn passes it on. The same is
true for an auction. Any prize I provided for an event--even when
solicited, I gave freely...I consider it a charitable contribution.
With regard to providing a brewer with materials, I'd steer clear of that
as well. The intent is to provide alcohol for a gathering--that violates
SCA policy. Also, some authorities would consider giving a brewer native
materials to produce alcohol a form of barter--which is equivalent to
sale. The easiest way is to keep purchase and distribution private.
Besides, y'all have it easy. In Oklahoma, it is illegal to: a) brew beer in
ANY amount; b) produce cordials in ANY amount. I had to obtain a bloody LICENSE
just to produce wine and cider in this god-forsaken state.
What's worse, the Crowns have declared an ABSOLUTE moratorium on all displays,
competitions, and classes involving ALL brewing arts in northern Ansteorra (the
state of Oklahoma) until a legal opinion can be rendered.
God, I miss Atlantia,
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