At Fig Mtn in Funk Zone Thursday, April 17th

I wanted to let you know about a special event we have on Thursday, April 17th in Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co’s Santa Barbara Taproom starting at 6pm. Ignacio “Nacho” Cervantes, Head Brewer of Pizza Port’s Ocean Beach brewery, will be brewing a collaboration beer with our Brewmaster, AJ, this week and on Thursday evening he’ll be pouring samples from Pizza Port. This Q&A with Nacho will be a fun event for local home brewers. I’m hoping you can spread the word with your club members or let me know how I can promote this event to them.

Our Santa Barbara Taproom is located at 137 Anacapa St, Suite F in the Funk Zone.


Kady Fleckenstein
Brand Director
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

Current California ABC Position


CAUTION: Although California law authorizes the sale of homemade beer or wine in very limited
circumstances, such activity may violate federal law. Federal law (for wine at 26 U.S.C. 5042(a)(2)
and for beer at 26 U.S.C. 5053(e)) provides that homemade wine and beer is restricted to personal or
family use, and may not be sold under any circumstances.

Q. What does the new law allow?

A. Business and Professions Code section 23356.2 was amended (effective January 1, 2014) to clarify
certain provisions about when homemade beer or wine may be removed from the location at which it is
produced. In addition, it is now possible to non-profit organizations to sell homemade beer and wine
that has been donated to them, under specific circumstances. The full language of the amended section
is: Continue reading

Homebrewers Unite!

from California legislature:

(see also archived video from legislative hearing)

Amended  IN  Assembly  March 28, 2014
Assembly Bill     No. 2609
Introduced by Assembly Member Nestande
February 21, 2014

An act to amend Section 23356.2 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to alcoholic beverages.


AB 2609, as amended, Nestande. Home brewers and home winemakers. Continue reading