Homebrew Hops Its First Hurdle

(States approach home brewing in many ways. It’s still illegal in Mississippi as far as The Professor knows, for example. States like Ole Miss could follow the example set here and include input from home brewers when they write home brew related bills- PGA)

Written by David Steves for the Register Guard

SALEM — Oregon homebrewers may have been barred by a legal quirk from entering their beers and ales in contests, but that hasn’t stopped them from enjoying a lively competition.

The one that played out came to a head, so to speak, Thursday, when a Senate panel approved one of the several bills aimed at restoring homebrewers’ rights to transport homemade beer to contests, festivals and other gatherings.

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