This is whats going on in NYS. The breweries usually charge $10 deposit on the keg. The state has implemented a deposit themselves, of $75. Also, the customer has to fill out a form with their name, drivers license and other personal information on it. The brewry keeps one on file, and the other one GETS STUCK TO THE SIDE OF THE BARREL!!!! When the law first came out, if the keg wasn't returned within 30 days, the STATE got the 75$ deposit, not the brewery. A lot of people and brewers complained that 30 days was not long enough for home tap systems, so the law was extended to 90 days. They claim this will stop the sale of kegs to minors, because all the info of the keg purchaser is on the keg itself. Oh, and you can't get the $75 back if you dont have the orginal paperwork. It does help get kegs back, the customer is losing $85 bucks if he keeps it.
Empire Brewing Co.