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Recent Alerts

The American Homebrewers Association focuses on a variety of government affairs-related activities on behalf of America’s homebrewing community. Action Alerts are issued to inform various regions of efforts to improve the legislation for area homebrewers, and are posted as Recent Alerts for the public. More information on homebrew-related legislative endeavors can be found in the Homebrewing Rights section of HomebrewersAssociation.org


New York

New York Bill Introduced for Off-Premises Sales at Brewery Supply Stores

By John Moorhead, American Homebrewers Association February 27, 2020 [Update for July 30, 2020: Senate Bill 7369 passed the Senate Floor on July 22, 2020. House bill 9063 currently sits in the Economic Development Committee where it awaits a vote to move to the Assembly Floor. If … Read More

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West Virginia

West Virginia Home Manufacure Bill Advances

February 28, 2020 By John Moorhead, American Homebrewers Association House Bill 4158 (H4158)  provides that a person at least 21 years of age may manufacture alcoholic liquor for personal or family use, with the household amount limited to 100 gallons per calendar year if there are two … Read More

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Idaho

Idaho Homebrew Bill Passes Committee

By John Moorhead, American Homebrewers Association February 20, 2020 House Bill 502 (H502) would remove the requirement for “native grown product” in the production of homebrewing beer. The term “native” is not defined as applied to homebrewing, and homebrewers would like to continue to produce beers for … Read More

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Arkansas

Arkansas Passes New Homebrew Legislation

May 8, 2019 In April, homebrewers in Arkansas successfully lobbied their state legislature to pass new homebrew legislation that amends the definition of homebrewed beer and authorizes a homebrewer to remove homebrewed beer from their household for personal or family use, including organized affairs, exhibitions, competitions, … Read More

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Texas

Texas Craft Brewers Guild Needs Your Immediate Help on a Beer-To-Go Vote Today

If you are a beer enthusiast and/or homebrew in the state of Texas, please continue reading. If not, please do not contact the legislative of Texas. The Texas Craft Brewers Guild has requested that beer enthusiasts take action to support the state’s small and independent brewers and the … Read More

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Nebraska

Proposed Nebraska Homebrew Legislation

Dear Nebraska Homebrewers, Your immediate action is needed now to ensure passage of Legislative Bill 235 (LB 235), a bill that will allow homebrewer organizations to host homebrew events in the state of Nebraska like the Nebraska State Fair homebrew competitions, the AHA Homebrew Con, and … Read More

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Louisiana

Please contact Louisiana Senate Judiciary B Committee in support of brewery self-distribution

The Louisiana Craft Brewers Guild has requested that beer enthusiasts take action to support the small and independent brewers of Louisiana and the community of beer drinkers. Please read the following information provided by the Louisiana Craft Brewers Guild. The Louisiana Craft Brewers Guild is asking you to please … Read More

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Nebraska

Please Urge Nebraska Legislature to Support LB254

The American Homebrewers Association is supporting an effort to pass legislation on behalf of Nebraska’s homebrewers. Action from Nebraskans is needed now to ensure passage of LB254, sponsored by Senator Sue Crawford. On January 11, LB254 was introduced to the Nebraska Legislature, and has since been … Read More

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California

AB 2172 Signed into Law

The American Homebrewers Association is excited to share the news that the California legislature passed without opposition, and Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law, AB 2172. The new law will go into effect January 1, 2017. Read on for the full story Read More

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California

Please Urge Your California State Senator to Support AB 2172

Legislation Would Permit Homebrew Clubs to Meet, Hold Competitions and Share Their Beer Amongst Themselves at Licensed Establishments. The American Homebrewers Association is supporting an effort led by the California Homebrewers Association to pass legislation on behalf of California’s homebrewers. Your action is needed now to ensure passage … Read More

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California

Please Take Action to Support AB-2172 in California

Legislation Would Allow for Homebrew Club Meetings to Be Held on Licensed Premises The American Homebrewers Association is supporting an effort led by the California Homebrewers Association to pass legislation on behalf of California’s homebrewers. Your action is needed now to ensure passage of AB 2172, sponsored … Read More

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California

California Governor Signs AB 2609

On Thursday, August 21, Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 2609, a bill to allow homebrewer organizations to host homebrew events in the state of California like the Southern California Homebrewers Festival and the AHA National Homebrewers Conference. The new law goes into effect January 1, … Read More

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