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IL Homebrew Legislation On The Back Burner

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Daily Herald reporter and friend of The Guys, Mike Riopell, wrote a good piece over the weekend updating us on the homebrew legislation introduced in the Illinois House a few months ago by State Representative Keith Farnham (D-Elgin). The bill would allow homebrewers to showcase their beers at festivals in Illinois. It’s something they’ve been doing for years until the …

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IL Homebrew Legislation Gaining Local & National Support

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The suburban Chicago lawmaker sponsoring legislation to allow homebrewers to showcase their beers at festivals in Illinois now has over a dozen homebrew clubs and the American Homebrewers Association in his corner. The legislation, as proposed, would tweak the Illinois Liquor Control Act to allow homebrew to be entered into festivals and competitions. The bill also goes to great lengths …

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Illinois Homebrew Legislation Filed In IL House

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State Representative Keith Farnham (D-Elgin) has formally introduced legislation to allow Illinois homebrewers to showcase their beers at festivals. Homebrewers in the state have been doing this for years, but this year the Illinois Liquor Control Commission began cracking down on the practice saying the Illinois Liquor Control Act prohibits homebrew from being shared outside of the home. Here is …