March 31, 2011 by fhsteinbart
If you’ve got your finger to the pulse of the home brew scene, there’s no doubt you’ve heard that SB 444 is now law! Gov. Kitzhaber signed the bill into law on Monday, effectively breaking the chains that bound home brewed beer to the brewer’s home and outlawed our beloved competitions. Since the transportation and sharing of home brew outside the home is no longer illegal, we have decided to hold a little event here at our shop.
Saturday April 2nd, which is this upcoming Saturday, we will be hosting a “Set Home Brew Free” event. We along with members of the Oregon Brew Crew will be celebrating the passage of SB 444 by inviting home brewers, professional brewers, beer bloggers and connoisseurs out to share samples of beer with each other. Why, you might ask? Because we can!
The event begins when our shop opens at 9am, which if you ask me is kind of early to start drinking. However, it’s never too early to start brewing! We would also like to encourage home brewers to bring their gear down to our shop and brew here in our warehouse, or weather permitting, in the parking lot! Jeremy will be brewing a batch of beer and answering questions for anyone who might have them.
This is an all-ages event but we will be checking identification and asking that persons under the age of 21 not consume beer at our shop. We would also ask any participating beer samplers to please practice moderation. We want this event to be a fun and entertaining celebration while maintaining a family-friendly atmosphere.
If you would like to help in the promotion of this event, CLICK HERE to download the flyer, hand it out to your friends and post it up at local businesses!