Hawaii

Updated: 9/1995

Status: Permitted, subject to amount (gallonage)

Statute

hawaiiHawaii statute Title 16, Chapter 281, Part I, § 281-3 provides that the head of any family may produce for family use and not for sale an amount of wine not exceeding two hundred gallons a year, and an amount of beer not exceeding one hundred gallons a year.

Discussion

§ 281-3 is a concise provision enabling the production of beer if it is made solely for family use, not for sale, and not to exceed one hundred gallons a year. “Beer” means any alcoholic beverage obtained by the fermentation or any infusion or decoction of barley, malt, hops, or any other similar product, or any combination thereof in water, and includes ale, porter, brown, stout, lager beer, small beer, and strong beer but does not include sake, known as Japanese rice wine, or cooler beverage.

Special Provisions

N/A

State Alcohol Beverage Control Agency

County of Honolulu

  • Honolulu Liquor Commission
  • 711 Kapiolani Blvd., Sixth Floor, Suite 600
  • Honolulu, HI 96813
  • Phone: 808.523.4458
  • Fax: 808.521.2700
  • County of Kauai

    County of Kauai Department of Liquor Control
    Lihue Civic Center, Mo’ikeha Building
    4444 Rice Street, Suite 120
    Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii 96766
    Phone: 808.241.6580
    Fax: 808.241.6585

    County of Hawaii

    County of Hawaii Department of Liquor Control

    East Hawaii

    Department of Liquor Control
    County of Hawaii
    101 Aupuni Street, Suite 230
    Hilo, Hawaii 96720
    Phone: 808.961.8218
    Fax: 808.961.8684

    West Hawaii

    Department of Liquor Control
    County of Hawaii
    75-5737 Kuakini Hwy, Room 104
    Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
    Phone: 808.327.3549
    Fax: 808.327.3550

    County of Maui

    Department of Liquor Control
    County of Maui
    2145 Kaohu Street, Room 105
    Wailuki, HI 96793
    Phone: 808.244.7753

    Applicable Statutory Material

    § 244D-1. Definitions.

    Wherever used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

    “Alcohol” means ethyl alcohol, hydrated oxide of ethyl, or spirits of wine, from whatever source or by whatever process produced.

    “Beer” means any alcoholic beverage obtained by the fermentation or any infusion or decoction of barley, malt, hops, or any other similar product, or any combination thereof in water, and includes ale, porter, brown, stout, lager beer, small beer, and strong beer but does not include sake, known as Japanese rice wine, or cooler beverage.

    § 281-3 Illegal manufacture, importation, or sale of liquor.

    It shall be unlawful for any person not having a valid license to manufacture or sell any liquor except as otherwise provided in this chapter; provided that the head of any family may produce for family use and not for sale an amount of wine not exceeding two hundred gallons a year, and an amount of beer not exceeding one hundred gallons a year.

    Note: The information presented here is to the best of our knowledge and should not be used as a substitute for legal advice specific to the laws of your state.

     
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