Homebrew? Not in Alabama or Mississippi.
June 13, 2011 8:38 PM Subscribe
posted by Marky (70 comments total)
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Think making beer at home is legal? Depends where your home is.
In 1978, US President Carter signed H.R. 1337, which, among other things, provided an exemption from excise taxes on up to 100 gallons of homemade wine and beer
annually. It was still up to the individual states to decide whether or not to allow their citizens to brew.
33 years later, homebrewing
is a very popular hobby, legal almost all states.
On April 26, 2011, the Alabama Homebrewing Legalization Bill (H.R. 266) was defeated in the House of Representatives 47-27.
You can hear debate excerpts here.