Arizona: Arizona has pretty loose homebrew laws — it`s legal to brew up to 200 gallons a year for personal consumption. You don`t need a license or permission to brew in Arizona. Nathan Hoeft, head brewer at First Street Brewing in Hastings, says his company is affected by the state`s tough laws governing beer distribution. (Paul Hammel/Nebraska Examiner) Kansas: In Kansas, it`s illegal to brew with anything other than malted barley or cereal grains as long as there are no spirits or harsh spirits in your recipe. You must also be 21 or older to brew in the state. Mississippi: Mississippi has homebrewing restrictions – Because each state is able to adopt its own standards, we have a diverse landscape with all the different levels of regulation and control of the production, transportation, and consumption of homebrewed beverages. Unfortunately, it would be another 46 years before the federal government finally tackled this surveillance and Americans re-legalized the right to home-brewed beer. In Hastings, as crowds began filtering Friday night last week, Hooft hopes this is the year craft brewers get help from state lawmakers to boost sales by changing state laws. But under Nebraska`s decades-old liquor laws, he can`t just carry barrels to restaurants. You will need to be picked up by a beer merchant 25 miles away who will have to send a truck to Hastings and then make the delivery. Lindsey Clements, co-owner of Vis Major Brewing, agrees that the laws are outdated. She explains that if a brewery wants to hire a new distributor, it could lose thousands of dollars even if the contract between the two ends.
Some supporters of the new law say these laws are outdated. Texas: There are relaxed homebrewing laws in Texas. It is legal to brew up to 100 gallons of beer per year for personal consumption without a license. You will also have to comply with federal law when you brew at home in Texas. South Carolina: It`s legal to make your own beer in South Carolina without obtaining a license or permit, which includes home brewing up to 100 gallons of beer per year for personal use only. You must also comply with federal law when bragging in the state of South Carolina. Georgia: Georgia has some home brewing restrictions — it`s legal to brew up to 100 gallons of beer per year for your personal consumption, and you must be 21 or older to brew at home. You also need a state license to brew commercially. Idaho: Idaho has relaxed home brewing laws — it`s legal to brew any amount of beer without obtaining a license or permit. However, you can only use malt-based drinks in your brewing process (no wine or spirits). Many people like to brew at home because it`s a great way to save money and make your own beer.
You can even make wine at home! But what about the legality of making your own alcohol? In this blog post, we`ll talk about how you can legally brew at home in different US states. Nal Rev. Ann. §26:793A. Protect yourself by familiarizing yourself with the state`s homebrew laws. Arkansas: Arkansas also has very lax home brewing laws — you can legally use up to 100 gallons of beer per year for your personal consumption without a license or permit. Oklahoma: In Oklahoma, you must also follow federal law when brewing at home in Oklahoma, where anyone over the age of 21 can legally brew tons of malt drinks per year for personal use without restrictions. Commercial breweries have an annual production cap of 200,000 barrels and can produce malted beverages and/or unfortified wines for off-site sale. (f) A commercial enterprise principally engaged in selling consumables and equipment to the public for use by home brewers may produce home-brewed beverages for enjoyment on the premises of the commercial enterprise, provided that the beverages brewed at home are not sold or offered for sale. Home-brewed beverages offered for tasting in a commercial enterprise under paragraph (f) must comply with sections 6-16, 6-21 and 6-31 of this Act. A commercial company engaged exclusively in the sale of consumables and equipment for home brewers is not required to obtain a licence under this Act, but such commercial company must take out alcoholic liability insurance in an amount not less than the maximum amounts of liability specified in sections 6 to 21 (a) of this Law. He says the current laws support the merchant more than the brewery.
Minnesota: Minnesota doesn`t have specific homebrewing restrictions on books — it`s legal to make your own beer without restrictions. “I understand why the (current) laws were written,” he said, “but we need to change over time if we want to continue to grow and contribute to our communities.” Ohio: In Ohio, you must also follow federal law when you brew at home in Ohio, which is legal without a permit or license. A third bill, LB 1239, may be the most controversial. It was introduced by Omaha Senator Tony Vargas and would change state laws on required “franchising” agreements between breweries and distributors. The breweries argue that the bill would strike a better balance in the relationship between the brewer and distributor and make these agreements similar to other contracts between commercial entities. Illinois: Illinois allows residents to brew up to 15 gallons of beer per year without a license or permit. Commercial brewers in Illinois are allowed to produce up to 30,000 gallons of beer per year. District of Columbia: No tax is levied and levied on alcoholic beverages exempt under the laws of the United States or on liquor sold by a licensee under a manufacturer`s or wholesaler`s licence for purposes other than beverages in accordance with regulations issued by the Board. Alabama: In Alabama, it`s legal to brew your own alcohol as long as you don`t distill your own alcohol. For more information, visit the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Office website. (c) Beer, mead, cider or table wine produced under this Act shall not be removed from the lawful place of residence where they were produced, except in quantities not exceeding 10 gallons, aggregated, for an event, and transported for personal use at organized events of home brewing competitions and juries approved by the Liquor Control Board as a licence of retail sale for special events in accordance with section 28-3A-20 Were. Alabama Code 1975, provided that the license does not permit the purchase or sale of alcoholic beverages if the license is used for that purpose.
Events held with beer, mead, cider, or table wine produced for personal use may not be held on the premises of facilities licensed under Title 28 of the Alabama Code of 1975. (d) Home-brewed beverages produced in accordance with the restrictions set forth in paragraph (a) may be used for public display, demonstration, tasting or sampling with sample sizes in accordance with § 6-31 if the event takes place in a private home or place other than an authorized retail location. If the public event does not take place in a private apartment, the organizer must obtain a special amateur brewer`s event permit for each location, which is subject to the provisions of paragraph (a) of § 6-21. Home-brewed beverages used for the purposes described in paragraph (d), including the supply or consumption of home-brewed beverages, are not deemed to have been sold or offered for sale under this Act. A public display, demonstration, tasting or sampling with samples in accordance with § 6-31 held by a licensee at a location other than an authorized retail location may charge an admission fee for the event, but no separate or additional fees may be charged for the consumption of a person`s home-brewed beverages in the public exhibition. Demonstration, tasting or sampling with sample sizes in accordance with §6-31. Admission fees charged for the event may be used in part to offer prizes to homebrewed beverage producers, but admission fees cannot be divided in any way among the producers of the homebrewed beverages participating in the event. Home-brewed beverages used for the purposes described in this subsection (d) are not deemed to be sold or offered for sale under this Act if a manufacturer of home-brewed beverages receives free admission to an event or participation in a discounted event in exchange for the manufacturer`s donation of the homebrewed beverages to an event referred to in this Subdivision (d); charges for admission to the event; Free admission or reduced admission to the event does not count as compensation under this law.