Tour Bus and Limousine Policy
For more information about our policies regarding tour buses and limousines, please check out the Tour Bus and Limousine Policy page.
There is no requirement that those entering our Tasting Room be over the age of 21. However, those wishing to purchase and/or consume beer MUST be over the age of 21, and anyone who appears under the age of 35 will be asked to provide bona fide identification to demonstrate that they are over 21. You may be asked to provide this every time you purchase beer. The definition we use for bona fide identification is found in the California Business and Professions Code, section 25660:
25660. (a) Bona fide evidence of majority and identity of the person is any of the following:
(1) A document issued by a federal, state, county, or municipal government, or subdivision or agency thereof, including, but not limited to, a valid motor vehicle operator’s license, that contains the name, date of birth, description, and picture of the person.
(2) A valid passport issued by the United States or by a foreign government.
(3) A valid identification card issued to a member of the Armed Forces that includes a date of birth and a picture of the person.
(b) Proof that the defendant-licensee, or his or her employee or agent, demanded, was shown, and acted in reliance upon bona fide evidence in any transaction, employment, use, or permission forbidden by Section 25658, 25663, or 25665 shall be a defense to any criminal prosecution therefor or to any proceedings for the suspension or revocation of any license based thereon.
While this text may be helpful to some and confusing to others, we can summarize it pretty neatly. Based upon these guidelines, we will accept five forms of identification as proof of majority age. Any of these identifications must not be expired or otherwise invalidated.
- California Driver License
- California Identification Card
- Driver License issued by another state or territory of the United States
- Military Identification
Common examples of identifications that are valid for their specific purpose (e.g., operating a motor vehicle, quickly crossing the border) but will not be accepted as proof of majority age include, but are not limited to, the following:
- California DMV renewal paperwork
- Identification card issued by another state or territory of the United States
- International Driver License
- United States Passport Card
- United States Permanent Resident Card
- SENTRI/NEXUS/FAST Card
- Any identification for which our bartenders cannot determine authenticity
The final decision whether or not to accept any form of identification rests solely with our bartenders. Please do not blame them if they must deny you beer on the basis of your identification. After all, failure to be thorough could result in a bartender simultaneously facing a fine and criminal prosecution, while also losing their job. Our brewery could also face penalties including fines, suspension of our license, or even revocation of our license. Ultimately, it is because we love to brew, drink, and share our beer that we must remain vigilant.
We encourage everyone who wishes to try our beer to do so responsibly. It truly is in everyone’s best interests. For that reason, we have the utmost respect for those opting to designate a driver, or for those using taxis instead of driving. However, regardless of how an individual is getting home, it is still against the law for us to serve beer to any obviously intoxicated individual. We turn, once again, to the California Business and Professions Code:
25602. (a) Every person who sells, furnishes, gives, or causes to be sold, furnished, or given away, any alcoholic beverage to any habitual or common drunkard or to any obviously intoxicated person is guilty of a misdemeanor.
If we observe any individual demonstrating obvious signs of intoxication while visiting our Tasting Room, they will be denied beer service for the remainder of the day. If a separate individual then provides beer to that person, we will dispose of the beer and will issue a warning. Any further attempts to provide an obviously intoxicated individual with beer will result in all involved parties being asked to leave the Tasting Room immediately.
Don’t Be An Asshole
We welcome a wide variety of guests into our Tasting Room every day. One of the great joys of craft beer is that it attracts a diverse crowd of individuals, united in their shared appreciation of a delicious beverage. It is our desire that our Tasting Room be a welcoming environment for everyone who would like to try our beer and who can do so legally.
With that in mind, we ask everyone who enters our Tasting Room to treat one another with respect and courtesy. Any individual creating a significant nuisance or disturbance for other guests will be asked to stop, and may be asked to leave. We think that this is a pretty common sense policy, and one that we rarely, if ever, need to enforce.
Simply put: if a reasonable person would respond to the way you’re behaving by saying, “Wow, what an asshole,” then you probably shouldn’t do it in our Tasting Room.