Hometown Craft Beer Network

...socialcasting the Ohio Craft Beer Culture  

...podcasting and blogging about Ohio-based CRAFT BEER  

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There are idiots among us...because of that, we need legal notices, like the below Terms and Conditions...enjoy


Hometown Craft Beer Network, LLC
Christopher L. Warner
January 21, 2016

The subject matter of HOMETOWN CRAFT BEER NETWORK, LLC (HCBN) and the associated work product(s) is craft beer, specifically, craft beer brewed and distributed within the State of Ohio, United States of America.  As such, you (User) of this website acknowledge and accept the stated subject matter and all work product(s) thereof.

The content contained herein is intended for adults.  You, the User, acknowledge such intent.  Further, the intended geographical audiences are the legal residents of, legal tourists to, and legal visitors to the State of Ohio, United States.  You, the User, acknowledge the Subject Matter is an age-restricted controlled substance.  HCBN does not engage in the sale of craft beer, or other forms of alcoholic beverages.

You must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age to enter and remain within this website.  Upon entrance to this website, you acknowledged you are of such minimum age.  There is no maximum age restriction.

Trolling is cowardly, unethical, unappealing, corrupt, improper, unfair, deceitful, unscrupulous, disrespectful, dishonorable, gutless…do I make my point?  First, don’t do it at all.  If you still feel you have to, then do it somewhere else.

If you have, or suspect you have, a problem with alcohol, including, but not limited to, alcoholism, then please contact your local alcohol awareness assistance center.  If you need help, please get help.  Ohio Mental Health & Addiction (MHA) Services offers support in drug, alcohol, and mental health struggles.  YOU ARE IMPORTANT.  Within the State of Ohio, please contact the Ohio MHA Services at (877) 275-6364 or visit their website at 

This website, associated work products, and associated sites [including, but not limited to the blog, podcast, calendar, and map (hereafter referred to as “content”)] produced by the HCBN are for informational and entertainment purposes only.  HCBN condones only the legal production of and responsible consumption of alcoholic beverages. HCBN condemns illegal production, illegal distribution, irresponsible consumption, and delinquency associated with alcoholic beverages.

HCBN expressly states the following disclaimers:


The blog, calendar, and map functions are provided by utilizing open-source Google® applications.


HCBN provides no advisory services, critiques, opinions, etc.  HCBN is an informational and entertainment service.  You can make your own conclusions.  Any appearance of advice, critique, opinion, etc. is unintentional and is offered during the course of normal conversation, writing, posting, etc.


HCBN content is provided without any representations or warranties – express or implied.


  • HCBN work product(s) should not be used in any legal capacity whatsoever without the express written consent of HCBN.  No guarantee is given regarding the accuracy of any statements or opinions made on the podcast or blog.
  • HCBN work product(s) are the intellectual property of HCBN and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of guests, establishments, or businesses featured within.
  • Every attempt is made to be accurate in presenting factual information within HCBN work product(s). The amount of vetting HCBN can do is limited and when we cite a well known information source we do so in good faith. If such information source is later deemed to be substantively inaccurate, then best efforts will be made to correct such mistakes.
  • You expressly agree use of this site and all HCBN work product(s) is at your sole risk.  This Site and its Contents is provided “as is” and “as available” without warranty, expressed or implied.  HCBN does not warrant this Site and HCBN work product(s) will meet your every need, or will be errorless.
  • HCBN does not warrant this Site is virus- or malware-free.  You access this Site at your own risk.  In the event of an infection, then you are solely responsible for the costs of repair or replacement.

CHRISTOPHER L. WARNER. JD owns the URL (Site) for use by HCBN.  This Site offers Users a collection of online resources, including, but not limited to, blogs, podcasts, message boards, informational materials, third party content, and other content (Content).  The primary purpose for HCBN work product(s) is to entertain, inform, and inspire Users about craft beer.

You are responsible for your actions.  If you can’t handle responsibility yet, then get off my site.

These Terms of Use (Terms) apply to your use of this Site. By registering to use, or are actively using this Site, you agree to be bound by these Terms.

HCBN may revise, supplement, amend, or modify these Terms, such as introducing new or expanded services and products, educational materials, or events or curtailing existing. You understand and agree that such revised, supplemented, amended, or modified Terms are hereby incorporated by reference into these Terms.  Any revised, supplemented, or modified Terms are effective immediately upon posting. Your continued use of this Site after the posting of the revised, supplemented, amended, or modified Terms constitutes your agreement to abide and be bound by them.

HCBN may modify or discontinue this Site, any portion thereof or any service, tool, digital product, product, event or other materials related to or contained on this Site without notice to you and without liability to you or any third party.

Certain areas on this Site require registration which requires you to provide at minimum, your name, e-mail address, and in some cases, a physical address. In addition to the required registration information, you may be asked (but are not required to provide) your gender, personal interests and other such information. You acknowledge and agree that HCBN may block your use of this Site if your registration information is not complete and/or terminate your right to use this Site if any of the registration information that you provide is false, not current, incomplete, inaccurate, or if HCBN has reason to believe any of your registration information is untrue, not current, incomplete or inaccurate.

You are responsible for maintaining and updating your registration information to keep it current, complete, and accurate.

In addition to all required registration information, you are responsible to: (a) provide all equipment, including a computer and modem, necessary to establish a connection to the internet; (b) provide your own access to the internet; and (c) pay any telephone, data, hosting or other service fees associated with such access.

You acknowledge you have the authority to register with and/or use this Site according to these Terms. You affirm that you are fully able, of legal age, and competent to enter into these Terms and to abide by and comply with these Terms.

Any personal information provided by you while you are visiting or using of this Site or gathered by HCBN or third parties during any visit to this Site shall be subject to the terms of HCBN’s Privacy Policy, which are incorporated herein by reference.

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password(s) and other information. You are entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your username and password whether or not authorized by you. You agree to immediately notify HCBN at of any unauthorized use of your username or password. HCBN may refuse to grant you, and you may not use, a username (or e-mail address) that: is already being used by someone else; may or does impersonate another person; belongs to another person; violates the intellectual property or other rights of any person; is vulgar or otherwise offensive; and/or HCBN rejects for any other reason in HCBN’s sole discretion. Although HCBN will not be liable for losses caused by any unauthorized use of your username or other information, you may be liable for the losses of HCBN or others due to such unauthorized use.

You agree that when using this Site, you will act in a manner consistent with the goals of this Site, and by way of example, and not as a limitation, you specifically agree that:

Free Speech
HCBN is NOT a government agency; therefore, “free speech” is not a guarantee.  Note, HCBN aspires to the ideals of free speech; however, it is HCBN’s free speech that is protected, not yours.  HCBN and its content is privately owned.  No User to this Site or HCBN work product(s), which is personal property, has an expressed or implied absolute right to “free speech.”  The following types of “speech” are prohibited: (1) hate speech of any type, (2) slanderous speech of any type, (3) libelous speech of any type, (4) misrepresentations of any type, (5) phobic speech of any type, (6) personal attacks of any type (actual or threatening).  Use of prohibited speech will result in your termination from this site.

  • You will not violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, including but not limited to any rule, regulation, decree or ordinance.
  • You will not post information on or download information from this Site unless you have all rights and authority necessary to do so.
  • You will not post any inappropriate, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, sexually explicit, potentially libelous or slanderous, infringing, harmful, harassing, threatening, illegal or other material or information that HCBN in its sole discretion views as objectionable to this Site, including but not limited to text, graphics, audio and video files.
  • You will not defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten, embarrass, cause distress, unwanted attention or discomfort or otherwise violate the legal rights (including without limitation rights of privacy and publicity) of any User or representative of HCBN.
  • You will not impersonate another person or entity, including but not limited to a HCBN representative, or communicate under a false name or a name that you are not entitled or authorized to use.
  • You will not post surveys, contests, chain letters, pyramid schemes, unnecessarily long messages, unnecessary or repetitive posts, multiple ratings for the same item, meaningless text, spamming, offensive declarations or other similarly disruptive content.
  • You will not falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material posted on this Site.
  • You will not post files that contain viruses, corrupted files or other similar software, programs or routines that may damage the operation of another’s computer or this Site.
  • You will not attempt to “crack,” “hack,” “bomb,” manipulate or otherwise gain unauthorized access to another User’s user name(s) or other information, HCBN servers, HCBN software or areas of this Site not intended for your access.
  • You will not post, transmit or distribute any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials or other forms of solicitation to Users, individuals or entities, except in areas designated by HCBN for such purposes.
  • You will not harvest, mine or otherwise collect or store personal information about others, including without limitation e-mail addresses and User profiles.
  • You will not use or launch any automated system, including without limitation, “robots,” “spiders,” “offline readers,” etc., that accesses this Site in a manner that sends more request messages to the HCBN servers in a given period of time than a human can reasonably produce in the same period by using a conventional on-line web browser. Notwithstanding the foregoing, HCBN grants the operators of public search engines permission to use spiders to copy materials from this Site for the sole purpose of creating publicly available searchable indices of the materials, but not caches or archives of such materials. HCBN reserves the right to revoke these exceptions either generally or in specific cases.
  • You agree not to collect or harvest any personally identifiable information, including without limitation usernames, from this Site or to use the communication systems provided by this Site for any commercial solicitation purpose.
  • You agree not to solicit, for commercial purposes, Users of this Site.

Subject to these Terms, HCBN grants you a nonexclusive, nontransferable right to: (a) access this Site; (b) access the Content; and (c) download, print, and use one copy of the Content for your personal or internal use only.

The Content produced by HCBN, including audio and video interviews, postings, and all other written, spoken, or audio material is the property of HCBN and may not be used in any way without the express permission of HCBN.


HCBN work product(s), including notes, recordings, etc. are copyrighted to HCBN and Christopher L. Warner.  All HCBN work product(s), including notes, recordings, etc. that are distributed to the public for free may be re-distributed via hard copy or electronic copy for free ONLY if “Hometown Craft Beer Network, LLC” is included as the acknowledged originator within the actual media that is re-distributed.  

These Terms apply only to this Site even though this Site may provide links to other websites and resources, the content and features of which may change over time. Because HCBN has no control over such third-party sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that HCBN is not responsible for the availability of such websites or resources and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such websites or resources. Separate end user license agreements or terms of use that set forth additional conditions may apply to a service or product offered via this Site. You agree your use of a third party website and its resources and content is at your own risk and is subject to the third party web site Terms and Conditions.  Other websites may provide a link to this Site (with or without HCBN’s express or implied authorization). HCBN has no control over websites and you acknowledge and agree that HCBN does not endorse such websites and is not responsible for any links from those websites or resources to this Site or for any content, advertising, products or other materials available on such other websites. You further acknowledge and agree that HCBN is not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused, alleged to be caused by, or in connection with the use of or inability to use: (a) websites or resources to which HCBN provides links or that provide links to this Site, or (b) any content, goods or services available on, or through, any such websites or resources. HCBN has the right, at any time and in its sole discretion, to block links to this Site through technological or other means, without prior notice.

Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions sponsored by, any third party advertisers or other third party providers of goods or services made available on or through this Site, including payment and delivery of goods or services (and expressly including, without limitation, travel or tours arranged through this Site), and any other term, condition, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third-party advertiser or provider and solely at your own risk. You agree that HCBN is not responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such third-party advertisers or providers on this Site.

If products and services are made available for purchase through this Site and you wish to purchase such products or services, you may be asked by HCBN or its designee (or, if such product or service is being made available by a third party provider, by such third party provider) to supply certain information relevant to your purchase, including, without limitation, credit card number, expiration date, billing address and shipping information. You represent and warrant you have the legal authority to use any credit card(s) or other payment methods used by you to make such purchases. You acknowledge that any such information will be treated by HCBN in accordance with HCBN’s Privacy Policy. You agree to pay all charges that may be incurred by you or on your behalf through this Site, at the price(s) in effect when such charges are incurred, including all shipping and handling charges. In addition, you remain responsible for any and all taxes that may be applicable to your purchase(s), and you agree that such taxes, if any, are not the responsibility of HCBN.

If HCBN determines, in its sole discretion, that you have breached any portion of these Terms, or have otherwise demonstrated conduct inappropriate for this Site, HCBN reserves the right to: (a) delete any or all content provided by you or your agent(s) to this Site; (b) discontinue your registration with this Site; (c) discontinue your subscription to any digital product, product, course, event, content, tool or service used or purchased through this Site; (d) notify and/or send content to and/or fully cooperate with the proper law enforcement authorities for further action; and/or (e) any other action which HCBN deems to be appropriate. If your ability to access this Site and/or any other service, product, content, course, event, tool or digital product provided to you by HCBN is discontinued by HCBN due to your violation of any portion of these Terms or for conduct otherwise inappropriate for this Site, then you agree that you shall not attempt to re-register with or access this Site and/or any other digital product, course content or service provided by HCBN, through use of a different username or otherwise, and you acknowledge that you will not be entitled to receive a refund for fees related to those digital products, products, courses events or content and services to which your access has been terminated. If you violate the immediately preceding sentence, HCBN reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to immediately take any or all of the actions set forth in clauses (a) – (e) of this Section without any notice or warning to you. A Registered User may delete his/her registration information at any time by sending an email (including username and password) to  HCBN may, in its sole discretion, terminate a Registered User if he/she has been inactive for a period of twelve (12) months. A Registered User will be defined as inactive if she/he has not logged into this Site with her/his user name and password.

HCBN and / or third party server services, periodically schedule system downtime for maintenance and other purposes. Unplanned system outages also may occur. HCBN has no liability whatsoever for: (a) the resulting unavailability of this Site; (b) any loss of data or transactions caused by planned or unplanned system outages; (c) the resultant delay, mis-delivery or non-delivery of information caused by such system outages; or (d) any third party acts or any other outages of web host providers, Internet service providers or the Internet facilities and networks.

HCBN is a provider of an interactive computer-based informative and entertainment service potentially within the meaning of the Communications Decency Act, Title 47 United States Code (USC), Section 230.  HCBN reserves all rights granted thereof.  HCBN is not liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages resulting from the use or inability to use this Site.

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold each of HCBN, future subsidiaries, and affiliated entities and their respective members, employees, and agents, harmless from and against any and all third party claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to reasonable attorneys’ fees) due to or arising out of: (a) your use of and access to this Site; (b) your violation of any provision of these Terms; (c) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right; or (d) any claim that any of your User Content caused damage to a third party.

HCBN and HCBN’s logo and other product and service names of HCBN are constructive trademarks of HCBN, registered or not registered as such (the “HCBN Marks”). You agree not to display, reproduce or otherwise use in any manner the HCBN Marks without HCBN’s prior written permission.

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 provides recourse for copyright owners who believe their material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under United States copyright law. If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe in good faith that materials hosted by HCBN infringe upon your copyright, you (or your agent) should send HCBN a notice requesting the material be removed or access to it blocked by providing HCBN with the following information, in writing (see 17 U.S.C 512(c)(3) for further detail):

  • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of a copyrighted work;S
  • Specific identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at this Site are covered by a single notification, then a concise list of all stated works;
  • Reference to the copyright;
  • Identification of the specific material claimed to be infringing upon and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled;
  • Your contact information, at minimum full legal name, current e-mail address, and copyright residency.  Additional information may be necessary on a case-by-case basis;
  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
  • A summary statement explaining the alleged copyright infringement; and
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

You are solely responsible for any interaction with other Users of this Site. HCBN reserves the right but shall have no obligation to monitor disputes between you and any other Users of this Site.

You are responsible for your minor children.  Parental control protections (such as computer hardware, software or filtering services) are commercially available that may assist you in limiting access to material that may be considered harmful to minors. The central focus of this site and HCBN is craft beer, which is an age-controlled substance.  You must be, and you consent you are, at least twenty one (21) years of age when entering this site.

By visiting this Site, submitting information or using any of HCBN’s products or services, you acknowledge that you accept the practices and policies outlined in these Terms and consent to having your data transferred to and processed in the United States. If you do not agree to these Terms, please do not use this Site. This Site is controlled and operated by HCBN from the United States. HCBN does not represent or warrant that this Site, or any part thereof, is appropriate or available for use in any particular jurisdiction. Those who choose to access this Site do so on their own initiative and at their own risk, and are responsible for complying with all local laws, rules and regulations. You also are subject to United States export controls in connection with your use of this Site and/or services related thereto and are responsible for any violations of such controls, including, without limitation, any United States embargoes or other federal rules and regulations restricting exports. HCBN may limit the availability of this Site, in whole or in part, to any person, geographic area or jurisdiction that HCBN chooses, at any time and in HCBN’s sole discretion.

This Site also includes versions optimized for mobile content for viewing on mobile devices (Mobile Sites). In order to use the Mobile Sites, you must have a wireless mobile device capable of two-way messaging and wireless service (with SMS / text messaging capability) through a participating mobile service provider. Your use of the Mobile Sites is subject to these Terms and HCBN’s Privacy Policy, as well as the following mobile terms and conditions (Mobile Terms):

  • You agree you are solely responsible for all message and data charges that you incur from your mobile service provider for your use of the Mobile Sites. These charges may include standard and premium SMS charges and may be recurring or one-time. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. 
  • HCBN reserves the right, for any reason and in its sole discretion, to modify, suspend or discontinue any of the Mobile Content, the Mobile Sites and your use thereof without prior notice. The Mobile Sites are offered on an “as is” basis and may not be available in all areas at all times and may not continue to work in the event of product, software, coverage or other service changes made by your mobile service provider. 
  • HCBN makes all reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information in the Mobile Content; however, HCBN makes no warranties or representations as to its accuracy and assume no liability or responsibility for any error or omission in the Mobile Content. 
  • Your use of the Mobile Sites is at your own risk. HCBN nor any other party involved in creating, producing or delivering the Mobile Content is liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect or punitive damages arising out of your access to, or use of, the Mobile Sites. All Content is provided “as is” without warranty express or implied. 
  • HCBN also does not assume any responsibility, and shall not be liable for, any damage due to virus(es) infecting your computer equipment or other property as a result of your use of the Mobile Sites, including the downloading of Mobile Content. Further, HCBN has not reviewed sites linked to the Mobile Site and is not responsible for the content of any other site linked to the Mobile Site. You link to off-site content at your own risk. 
  • HCBN , advertising agencies, and any other entity involved in the Mobile Content available on the Mobile Sites (“Released Parties”) are not responsible for and shall not be liable for any claim or liability of any kind arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, out of your use of the Mobile Sites including all mobile equipment, its functionability, safety, other features, and mobile services stated and unstated. 
  • Software available from the Mobile Sites may be further subject to United States Export laws, rules and regulations, as amended from time to time. By downloading Mobile Content and otherwise using the Mobile Sites, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country restricted by the United States. HCBN reserves the right to modify the Mobile Terms in its sole discretion. In the event of conflict between the Mobile Terms and the Web Terms, the Mobile Terms will govern.


any notice or other communication required or permitted to be made under these Terms or the Mobile Terms may be delivered: (a) in person, (b) by e-mail correspondence, (c) by United States certified or registered mail, or (d) by a nationally-recognized overnight courier.  Except as otherwise provided herein, a notice shall be effective: (a) upon receipt, if delivered in person; (b) upon read-receipt for e-mail correspondence, (c) upon receipt by certified or registered mail; or (d) upon receipt by a nationally recognized overnight courier. 

Governing Law
These Terms and the Mobile Terms are governed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio and the United States of America, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law provisions that would cause the application of any other state’s or nation’s laws.

Mediation and Arbitration
Resolution of legal disputes will be first through mediation.  If mediation is unsuccessful, then through binding arbitration before a neutral arbitrator instead of in a court by a judge and/or jury.

If you have any questions about HCBN generally, these Terms or this Site, please feel free to contact HCBN at: Hometown Craft Beer Network, LLC, P.O. Box 1249, Hilliard, Ohio 43026 or