No person shall bottle beer within the state of Iowa for purposes other than for individual consumption in a private home, except class “A" permittees who have complete equipment for bottling beer and who have received the approval of the local board of health as to sanitation, and it shall be the duty of local boards of health to inspect the premises and equipment of class "A" permittees who desire to bottle beer.
Section 123.44 indicates bottling of beer for home consumption is permitted. Presumably that means that home manufactured beer that would be bottled “for individual consumption in a private home” is also legal. Home wine making for personal use is specifically permitted by Section 123.56.
It is unlawful to manufacture for sale, sell, offer or keep for sale, possess, or transport alcoholic liquor, wine, or beer except upon the terms, conditions, limitations, and restrictions enumerated in this chapter.
§ 123.3. Definitions
As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:
7. "Beer" means any liquid capable of being used for beverage purposes made by the fermentation of an infusion in potable water of barley, malt, and hops, with or without unmalted grains or decorticated and degerminated grains or made by the fermentation of or by distillation of the fermented products of fruit, fruit extracts, or other agricultural products, containing more than one-half of one percent of alcohol by volume but not more than five percent of alcohol by weight but not including mixed drinks or cocktails mixed on the premises.
37. "Wine" means any beverage containing more than five percent but not more than seventeen percent of alcohol by weight obtained by the fermentation of the natural sugar contents of fruits or other agricultural products but excluding any product containing alcohol derived from malt or by the distillation process from grain, cereal, molasses or cactus.
§ 123.56. Native wines
1. Subject to rules of the division, manufacturers of native wines from grapes, cherries, other fruits or other fruit juices, vegetables, vegetable juices, dandelions, clover, honey, or any combination of these ingredients, holding a class "A" wine permit as required by this chapter, may sell, keep, or offer for sale and deliver the wine. Sales may be made at retail for off- premises consumption when sold on the premises of the manufacturer, or in a retail establishment operated by the manufacturer which is no closer than five miles from an existing native winery. Sales may also be made to class "A" or retail wine permittees or liquor control licensees as authorized by the class "A" wine permit.
2. A manufacturer of native wines shall not sell the wines other than as permitted in this chapter and shall not allow wine sold to be consumed upon the premises of the manufacturer. However, prior to sale native wines may be sampled on the premises where made, when no charge is made for the sampling. A person may manufacture native wine for consumption on the manufacturer' premises, when the wine or any part of it is not manufactured for sale.
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