Updated: 9/2009

Status: Permitted


kentuckyKentucky does not have a statute specifically authorizing home manufacture of beer. Kentucky defaults to federal law, § 25.205 and § 25.206, which allow for home production of beer for personal or family use for those of legal drinking age.


No provision, exception or license exists for the home manufacture of beer in Kentucky. However, the Commonwealth of Kentucky defaults to federal statutes § 25.205 and § 25.206 on homebrewing. According to Kentucky Alcohol Beverage Control, homemade beer cannot be gifted or shared. Possession of homemade beer in a business not licensed to serve alcohol is illegal, however, homemade beer can be brought into a business licensed to serve alcohol, though solely for purposes of evaluation in a homebrew competition.

State Alcohol Beverage Control Agency

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