OR Legislature Passes Bill to Re-Allow Homebrewers to Share, Compete


The Oregon House unanimously endorsed Senate Bill 444, which rewrites state law to clearly allow homemade beer and wine to be made, transported and consumed. [It had previously passed the Senate 30-0 and will be signed by the Governor.]

The wording became an issue last summer after the Oregon Liquor Control Commission received an advisory from the Department of Justice saying the law did not allow non-licensed amateurs to share their carefully crafted stout or pinot anywhere except at home. [Previously, home brewers were able to tote around their beer and wine and enter it in competitions. Six gallons of beer is good to share.]

That ruling forced even the Oregon State Fair to cancel last year's homemade wine and beer competition.

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