Home-brewing bill gets House approval

Home-brewing bill gets House approval

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The House has approved a bill to allow Utahns to have home breweries without a license.

House Bill 51 would allow home brewers to make up to 100 gallons of beer, heavy beer or wine if a person age 21 or over lives in the residence and 200 gallons if there are two or more residents over 21.

The bill's sponsor, Rep. Christine Johnson, D-Salt Lake City, says that because the average home-brewed beer takes from two weeks to three years to produce, the bill really applies to people who consider home brewing a hobby or art form.

The House passed the bill Wednesday. It will now go to the Senate.

The measure passed in both the House and Senate last year but did not get final approval because the Legislature ran out of time before the session ended.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

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