Yesterday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed SB-102 into law. This bill codifies into the Ohio Liquor Law what is permitted by the 1978 federal law legalizing homebrewing in the United States and allowing homebrewers in Ohio to legally hold competitions and conventions without the need to obtain a special permit from the Ohio Department of Liquor Control ODL. Previously, the Ohio liquor law was silent with regard to the homebrewing and transportation of beer, cider, and mead outside of the homebrewer's premises but the ODL questioned whether this was legal due to the fact that untaxed alcohol was being transported and served outside of the homebrewer's premises. I have spent the last four years trying to get the liquor law modified with help from the AHA, my state senator, and people involved with the Ohio Craft Brewers Association. I am glad we now language in the liquor law that reflects what is permitted for homebrewers under federal law. The new law takes effect 90 days after the governor signed it.