Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Oregon Homebrewers threatened by new legal interpretations
I just got back from a 5 day trip to California to find a slew of new emails in my inbox over a new interpretation of Oregon laws that would effectively illegalize homebrewing competitions and ban the consumption of homebrew anywhere other than in the home. This new change has the homebrewing community in a panic, and rightfully so! I have no doubts that this law will eventually be changed, but it's not going to happen without our help. Here are a couple of articles outlining the recent happenings:
If you live in Oregon, please write your local representative, RIGHT NOW, and ask them to re-write the law and legalize the consumption of homebrew outside of the home, according to the same laws that commercial beer may be consumed under, as long as it is not being sold.
You can send a message to your local representative here.
Thanks & Brew Strong,