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


Alabama

Help Legalize Homebrewing in AL!

Dear Alabama American Homebrewers Association, Brewers Association and Support Your Local Brewery Members: Your help is needed now to legalize homebrewing in the state of Alabama! Homebrew legalization bills HB9 and SB171 were both passed in committee hearings last week. Thanks to everyone who contacted committee members. …More

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Alabama

Your Help is Needed to Legalize Homebrewing!

Alabama American Homebrewers Association, Brewers Association and Support Your Local Brewery Members: Your help is needed now to legalize homebrewing in the state of Alabama! The American Homebrewers Association is working with Right To Brew, a coalition of homebrewers, to promote bills in both the Alabama House …More

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Mississippi

Homebrew Bill Passed By Senate

SB 2183, a bill that would legalize homebrewing in the state of Mississippi, passed the full Senate and is now moving on to the House. If the house passes, the bill will go to the Governor to sign. Follow @RaiseYourPints, @HomebrewAssoc, the AHA Facebook, and Raise …More

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Kansas

Support Homebrewing Rights in KS

Last year, the Kansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Division informed the Kansas City Bier Meisters, a local homebrew club, that existing Kansas law does not allow for homebrew to be served outside the home for events like homebrew club meetings and homebrew competitions. The American Homebrewers Association …More

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Mississippi

Help Legalize Homebrewing in MS

We have an opportunity to legalize homebrewing in the state of Mississippi. Your help is needed now to help make this happen! The American Homebrewers Association is working with Raise Your Pints to promote bills in both the Mississippi House (HB 431) and Senate (SB 2183) …More

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Mississippi

Homebrew Legalization Bill Clears Senate & House committees

On January 31, 2013, the homebrew legalization bill for Mississippi, SB2183, cleared committees in both the Senate and House. Now, with the approval of the Senate Economic Development Committee, the bill goes on to the Tourism Committee, where a vote could happen tomorrow, February 1, …More

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Alabama

Homebrewing Bill Dies, but 2013 Looks Promising

House Bill 354, to legalize homebrewing in Alabama, died Wednesday, May 16, along with a number of other bills, when the 2012 legislative session ended before the bill was called for a vote before the Alabama Senate. While this is not the outcome we were hoping …More

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New Jersey

Victory in the Garden State!

Dear American Homebrewers Association, Brewers Association, and Support Your Local Brewery Members, Thanks to the commitment of engaged beer activists and the work of the Garden State Craft Brewers Guild, pro-small brewery legislation has been signed into law by Governor Christie. Congratulations to New Jersey’s Support Your …More

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New Jersey

NJ Governor Signs Small Brewery Bill

The Support Your Local Brewery (SYLB) Action Alert network was activated several times over the last 7 months in order to help the Garden State Craft Brewers Guild in their efforts to pass small brewer legislation in New Jersey. After passing both chambers …More

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Wisconsin

Support WI Homebrew Bill

Last year, the Wisconsin Department of Revenue determined that under existing Wisconsin law, homebrew cannot be consumed outside the home where it was produced. The American Homebrewers Association is supporting an effort by the Wisconsin Homebrewers Alliance to resolve this issue. Thanks to the efforts of …More

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New Jersey

Ask Governor Chris Christie to Sign Pro-Small Brewery Legislation into Law

Please read the following information provided by the Garden State Craft Brewers Guild. Thanks to all of you who previously contacted members of the General Assembly and Senate in the successful effort to advance pro-small brewery legislation through the New Jersey Legislature. Due to your efforts, …More

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New York

Update: Governor Cuomo Signs Craft-Friendly Bill

On July 18, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation recently reported on by BrewersAssociation.org which will provide tax credits for local breweries. The Bill Basics: Any brewery that produces 60 million or less gallons of beer in New York would be eligible for a refundable tax …More

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