Originally Posted by brewagentjay
So I can't find the Bill in full that was passed, but I read that I can brew 100 to 200 gallons a year but only transport 20 gallons for personal use...Right?
3 By Senator Dixon
4 RFD: Tourism and Marketing
5 First Read: 12-JAN-10
7 A BILL
8 TO BE ENTITLED
9 AN ACT
11 To permit the production of homebrewed beer, mead,
12 cider, and wine for personal use.
13 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA:
14 Section 1. (a) Notwithstanding any provisions to the
15 contrary, a person who is not prohibited by Section 28-1-5,
16 Code of Alabama 1975, from purchasing, consuming, possessing,
17 or transporting alcoholic beverages due to age may produce
18 beer, mead, cider, and wine for personal and noncommercial
19 uses, in the amounts specified in this section, without
20 payment of taxes or fees and without obtaining a license. The
21 aggregate amount of the beer, mead, cider, and wine permitted
22 to be produced under this section, with respect to any
23 household, shall not exceed the aggregate amounts specified in
24 26 U.S.C §5053(e).
25 (b) Beer, mead, cider, or wine produced under this
26 section may not be sold or offered for sale.
1 (c) Not more than 20 gallons of beer, mead, cider,
2 or wine produced under this section may be removed from the
3 premises where it was produced and may be transported for
4 personal and noncommercial uses, including use at organized
5 events, such as homebrewing competitions, tastings, judgings,
6 and craft exhibitions. Organized events involving beer, mead,
7 cider, or wine produced for personal use may be held on the
8 premises of entities licensed under Title 28, Code of Alabama
9 1975, without violating the terms or conditions of licensure.
10 (d) Nothing in this section permits the production
11 of distilled liquors, such as bourbon, whiskey, rum, or vodka,
12 for personal use or otherwise.
13 (e) Nothing in this section permits a person less
14 than 21 years of age to purchase, consume, possess, or
15 transport beer, mead, cider, or wine produced for personal
17 (f) Nothing in this section permits the production
18 of beer, mead, cider, and wine in a dry municipality, as the
19 term is defined in Chapter 2A of Title 28, Code of Alabama
20 1975, and, with the exception of wet municipalities, as the
21 term is defined in Chapter 2A of Title 28, Code of Alabama
22 1975, nothing in this section permits the production of beer,
23 mead, cider, and wine in a dry county, as the term is defined
24 in Chapter 2A of Title 28, Code of Alabama 1975.
25 Section 2. This act shall become effective
26 immediately following its passage and approval by the
27 Governor, or its otherwise becoming law.
4 Read for the first time and referred to the Senate
5 committee on Tourism and Marketing ............... 12-JAN-10
7 Read for the second time and placed on the calen8
dar .............................................. 09-FEB-10
10 Read for the third time and passed as amended ...
11 Yeas 13
12 Nays 6
13 Abstaining 1
16 McDowell Lee