As of right now, the state of Iowa, says it’s illegal for home beer brewers to enter their beer creations into any competition or exhibition.
But that’s hoping to change.
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The bill would allow home brewers to have their beer be sampled at a competition or exhibition, but couldn’t sell the beer.
Arian Schuessler, Co-Owner of Mason City Brewing, says it would be a great step forward for home brewers.
“The idea that people have a hobby, but yet they can’t share their hobby outside of their home would be essentially like someone who loves making casseroles, but couldn’t take their dish to the potluck,” said Schuessler.
According to a recent report Alabama is the only state in which home brewing is illegal.
Membership in the American Homebrewers Association has quadrupled in the past seven years nationwide.