General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pint of Reference: A Guide To The Federal Homebrewing Exemption Statute« on: July 20, 2011, 07:10:54 AM »
Maybe the national level is where we should focus our efforts for organized, outside the home, events legislation versus a state by state campaign.
The federal bill that was passed in 1978 included this provision (which was not in the 1977 bill that was not passed):
"Beer made under §25.205 may be removed from the premises where made for personal or family use including use at organized affairs, exhibitions or competitions such as homemaker's contests, tastings or judging. Beer removed under this section may not be sold or offered for sale."
So organized events are already federally legal. However, the 21st Amendment gives states the authority to regulate the production, transportation and possession of alcohol within each state. That means what you can and cannot do with homebrew in the US is dependent on the law of the state in which you reside.