When was homebrewing legalized?

7/18/2016

On October 14, 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed into law a bill that legalized homebrewing. Although the 21st Amendment legalized home winemaking, it did not mention beer, and therefore left homebrewing illegal for more than 40 years later. Many would agree that Jimmy Carter single-handedly spurred the craft beer revolution. Now individuals can brew up to 100 gallons per adult, or up to 200 gallons per household per year.



What do you call someone who collects beer bottles?


A labeorphile is one who loves or collects beer bottle labels or beer bottles.



What is wet hopping?


Wet hopping is the use of fresh hops that have recently been picked. Because of the moisture content of fresh hops as compared to dried pellets, plugs, or whole hops, you might get from a manufacturer, one ounce of fresh hops will impart much less bitterness than a comparable mass of the same variety that has been dried.



Originally published in our Micro Brew News' Trivia Time, Oasis Brewing Company edition.

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