Opening a Craft Beer Brewery: Laws & Considerations


Craft beer is a growing market across the United States. According to the Brewers Association, the craft beer market made $29.3 billion in sales in 2019, a 6% growth from the previous year. Although the new market is exciting, it can be difficult to navigate legally. This webinar will tackle several legal considerations for opening a craft brewery and how entrepreneurs and attorneys can navigate them.

Some topics covered will be:

• Employment and labor law
• Registration and updates with federal, state and local agencies
• Alcohol and beer specific laws


Time and Date:


 Wednesday, October 21st, 2020

12:00 – 1:00 (EDT)


This webinar is offered free of charge and is limited to the first 500 registrants.

This webinar was recorded on October 21, 2020. A recording of this webinar can be found here.


Candace L. Moon, The Craft Beer Attorney 

Candace L. Moon is a San Diego-based attorney who has spent the last eleven years dedicating her law practice to the craft beer industry. During the course of her career, she has worked with over 450 craft breweries and craft breweries-in-planning nationwide, handling many different legal areas including business entity formation, alcoholic beverage law, contract review and trademark law. Today, she has minimized her client list to focus more in-depth on a small number of California breweries. Ms. Moon’s undergraduate degree is from the University of Virginia and she attended the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, CA. She has been a member of the California State Bar since 2008 and the Brewer’s Association since 2009.


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