Governor signs bill allowing home brewing


Alabama has become the last state to allow home brewing.

Gov. Robert Bentley signed the bill allowing the brewing of beer, mead, cider, and table wine for personal use without a license, according to his office. Only those who are 21 or over could produce the limited amounts of alcohol.

The brew could not be sold, but could be transported to contests.

The aggregate amount of alcohol produced could not exceed 15 gallons for any three months and the amount at any one residence could not exceed 15 gallons.

The bill does not allow the production of distilled liquors.

Supporters of the bill said it was about rights and economic development, with many of the craft breweries originally beginning in people’s personal residences.

– posted by Sebastian Kitchen

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