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Home Brewing and Bootlegging Alcohol

posted on Fri, Oct 4 2013 4:18 pm by Western Region

The Network was contacted by a public health practitioner working with a state to reform alcohol control laws to reduce alcohol abuse. The requestor asked for information on state laws regarding home brewing and bootlegging as well as what state sanctions exist for distribution beyond personal use.

The Network researched the issue and recommended the following resources to answer the requestor’s inquiry:

  • A comprehensive table of Home Manufacture of Alcoholic Beverages State Statutes and summary of federal taxation law for home brewing, courtesy produced by the National Conference of State Legislatures.
  • An analysis by the Home Brewer’s Association of different state home manufacture statutes, including state restrictions on the sale and transport of home brew, plus links to each state’s alcohol beverage control agency.