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
from California legislature:
(see also archived video from legislative hearing)
|Amended IN Assembly March 28, 2014
CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2013–2014 REGULAR SESSION
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.
LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST
AB 2609, as amended, Nestande. Home brewers and home winemakers. Continue reading
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Year end 2013 newsletter is read to dive into. Election time and General meeting is Jan 18 at the Brewhouse
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