Homebrew Competition Bill in California Senate

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Amended twice in the Senate following Assembly passage, Assembly Bill 2609 would permit the removal and use of home brewed beer or homemade wine in connection with a bona fide competition or judging or a bona fide exhibition or tasting. This The bill would also allow nonprofit organizations that either promote home brewing or home winemaking, or that are primarily composed of home brewers or home winemakers, to sell beer or wine to serve beer at fundraising events subject to specified conditions, including requiring an educational component to the event and limiting the nonprofit organization to 2 of these types of events that sell wine or serve beer pursuant to this authorization per year.

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