Oregon SB 444 (the homebrewing bill) passes the Senate

Great news coming out of Salem, today: SB 444 (fixing Oregon’s screwed-up homebrew laws) passed the Oregon Senate and is now going to the House. If and when it passes the House, it will then be legal for homebrewers to transport their beer out of their house again.

I saw the story locally first, though it’s hitting other news sites as well. Interestingly, the last line in the KTVZ story I linked to says (about the bill):

Additionally, home brewers and winemakers can receive a tax deduction or credit for donating beer, wine, or fermented fruit juice to a nonprofit organization.

That seems like a new wrinkle, one I’ll have to read up on a bit more closely. Imagine the possibilities, though!

One Response to Oregon SB 444 (the homebrewing bill) passes the Senate

  1. That’s great… I remember when I first heard about this…
    I used to live up in the NW and no doubt had some of the best beers up there… it would’ve been a shame if homebrewers couldn’t take their brews to club meetings…