Missouri statute § 311.055 allows for the home production of intoxicating liquor and the removal of homemade intoxicating liquor from the premise where brewed for personal or family use, including use at organized affairs, exhibitions, or competitions, such as home brewer contests, tastings, or judging.
Senate Bill No. 468 was signed into law by the Governor on May 18, 1995. The bill amends section 311.055 to allow for the home production of non-intoxicating beer and intoxicating liquor. The statute was amended in 2009, when section 312 regarding non-intoxicating beer was eliminated, and again in 2013 to allow for the transport of homebrew.
State Alcohol Beverage Control Agency
- Division of Liquor Control
- P.O. Box 837
- Jefferson City, MO 65101
- Phone: 314.751.2333
- Fax: 314.526.4540
Applicable Statutory Material
311.020. Definition of intoxicating liquor
The term “intoxicating liquor” as used in this chapter shall mean and include alcohol for beverage purposes, alcoholic, spirituous, vinous, fermented, malt, or other liquors, or combination of liquors, a part of which is spirituous, vinous, or fermented, and all preparations or mixtures for beverage purposes, containing in excess of one-half of one percent by volume. All beverages having an alcoholic content of less than one-half of one percent by volume shall be exempt from the provisions of this chapter, but subject to inspection as provided by sections 196.365 to 196.445*.
311.055. License to Manufacture not required, personal or family use—limitation
1. No person at least twenty-one years of age shall be required to obtain a license to manufacture intoxicating liquor, as defined in section 311.020, for personal or family use. The aggregate amount of intoxicating liquor manufactured per household shall not exceed two hundred gallons per calendar year if there are two or more persons over the age of twenty-one years in such household, or one hundred gallons per calendar year if there is only one person over the age of twenty-one years in such household. Any intoxicating liquor manufactured under this section may not be offered for sale.
2. Beer brewed under this section may be removed from the premises where brewed for personal or family use, including use at organized affairs, exhibitions, or competitions, such as home brewer contests, tastings, or judging. The use may occur off licensed retail premises, on any premises under a temporary retail license issued under sections 311.218, 311.482, 311.485, 311.486, or 311.487, or any tax exempt organization’s licensed premises as described in section 311.090.
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