Home Brewing Laws

A collection of links and snippets of laws and Statutes directly or indirectly dealing with the legality of Home Brewing. I am the farthest thing possible from a lawyer and am in no way stating that Home Brewing is legal. I choose to do it after reviewing the laws and information available, make your own decision and consult a lawyer or legal professional for advice.


Federal Statutes

26 U.S.C. section 5053(e) Ref: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/95/hr1337#summary

(e) Beer for personal or family use

Subject to regulation prescribed by the Secretary, any adult may,

without payment of tax, produce beer for personal or family use and

not for sale. The aggregate amount of beer exempt from tax under

this subsection with respect to any household shall not exceed -

(1) 200 gallons per calendar year if there are 2 or more adults

in such household, or

(2) 100 gallons per calendar year if there is only 1 adult in

such household.

For purposes of this subsection, the term "adult" means an

individual who has attained 18 years of age, or the minimum age (if

any) established by law applicable in the locality in which the

household is situated at which beer may be sold to individuals,

whichever is greater.