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.
and Alabama. [more inside]
posted by Marky
on Jun 13, 2011 -
"When we started Windy City, it was a means to an end, because there wasn't a distributor in Chicago that wanted to touch craft beer," Mr. Ebel says. "We went around to bars and they said, 'Great beer. How many free cases can you give me?' We just had to walk out of those accounts, set a price, and stick to it. And nobody asks us that anymore."
Pay-to-play contreversy in the Chicago beer scene
, with appearances from a who's who of Midwest beermeisters: Tracy Hurst of Metropolitan Brewing Co.
, Deb Carey of New Glarus Brewing Co.
, the Ebel Brothers of Two Brothers Brewing Co.
, and Josh Hall of Goose Island Brewing Company
posted by d1rge
on Nov 22, 2010 -
is a freely available homebrewing recipe generator, which allows you to easily create, save and share your own beer recipe(s). The calculator includes hundreds of malt, hop and yeast varieties, adjuncts and other ingredients, different mash processes, and fermentation and storage variables, and can toggle between US and metric units. Also, if you associate your recipe with a BJCP
-recognized style, the calculator will give you guidance regarding your recipe's adherence to the style's guidelines
. Homebrewers, have at it!
posted by cog_nate
on Dec 4, 2009 -
The Shmaltz Brewing Company
out of San Francisco is the brewer of He'brew, the Chosen Beer. Be sure to try the Sammy Davis, Jr., which is a cocktail of Guinness floating atop He'brew Genesis Ale. L'Chaim!
posted by tdecius
on Oct 10, 1999 -