Several clubs in Kansas are banding together to push for homebrew law changes in the State. Please, we need your help to contact your representative to gain their support for House Substitute for HB2223. We tried to push this bill through last year and will push harder this year.
This is the BA press release for the 2014 Bill: http://www.craftbeer.com/action-alerts/attention-kansas-homebrewers-2
Things we cannot do in Kansas:
- We cannot bring homebrew outside of our homes. This means no club meetings, no tastings, etc.
- We cannot serve our homebrew to people outside of our "immediate family".
- We cannot host homebrew competitions.
We are aiming to get these things changed. Why? Because we love homebrew and want to share it!
A lot of you know that I am getting married at the end of this year. You know what's illegal for me? I cannot serve my fiance the beer that we brew together as we do not meet the legal definition of 'immediate family'. How ludicrous is that? We brew together, but I cannot serve it to him. Ridiculous.
We also cannot host competitions. This is not a huge issue for my club, as we reside on the State Line and can jump to Missouri, but it is a huge deal for all of the homebrewers in the middle of the state who just want a little feedback on their beers.
I urge those of you who are Kansas residents to contact your Representative and help change the laws!
Find your representatives here by your address: http://openkansas.org/