We’re pulling back the curtain on the Illinois Homebrew Alliance to go in depth on how they negotiated changes to Illinois’ homebrew laws.
Join us in appreciation of some of the standouts in Chicago’s craft beer scene in 2013 with the GDB Craft Beer Awards.
Governor Pat Quinn signed the Illinois homebrew bill into law. Michigan’s governor took action on a craft beer-friendly bill too.
A bill impacting homebrewers and homebrew shops in Illinois has cleared another hurdle after the legislation was approved, unanimously, by the IL Senate.
On Wednesday the Illinois Senate Executive Committee unanimously approved bills impacting homebrewing in Illinois as well as legislation prohibiting a brewer from owning a distributor in the state.
An Illinois homebrew bill that would allow homebrewers to again take part in festivals in the state has been amended to include homebrew shops.
Follow along as we live-blog the Illinois legislature, which could take up homebrew legislation and tweaks to the Illinois Liquor Control Act and three-tier system of alcohol beverage distribution as soon as today.
Over the past few weeks and months, members of the Illinois Homebrew Alliance (IHA), the Associated Beverage Distributors of Illinois (ABDI) and Illinois Licensed Beverage Assocation (ILBA) have been working in partnership to present a bill to the Illinois Legislature that would allow homebrewers to legally continue things like tastings, sampling events, contests and more; things that were technically somewhat …