Home Brew Laws May Be Reversed

Staff Writer
Some states still have laws dating back to Prohibition

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Sometimes we ask ourselves, "Is moonshine still illegal?" The answer is yes, but apparently even beer and wine home brewers in Wisconsin have been breaking the law.

The AP reports that an old Wisconsin law forbids anyone from sharing their homemade booze anywhere outside a brewer's home, making any brewing competition illegal.

Luckily, the Wisconsin state legislature recently passed a bill that allows the transportation of homemade beer and wine, and allows it to be shared with others (over the age of 21, obviously).

Wisconsin, however, wasn't the only one with weird, outdated DIY brew laws.

The AP reports that 17 states have similar DIY batch transportation laws. Georgia and South Carolina had laws similar to Wisconsin, while Kansas and Minnesota only allowssharing home brews within the family.

Mississippi and Alabama have outlawed home brewing outright, whereas Utah and Oklahoma just legalized  within the last three years.