Senate District 27
Kristina D. Roegner
Roegner Bill Easing Restrictions on Local Homebrewers and Fermenters Becomes Law
December 22, 2021

COLUMBUS—State Senator Kristina Roegner (R-Hudson) today announced the Governor has signed her legislation to ease unnecessary restrictions on Ohioans who make their own beer or wine, exempting them from certain liquor permit laws.

The legislation addresses issues some Ohioans have faced when brewing, serving, or hosting events without a valid liquor license, despite the fact it is done in a personal capacity on private property.

"Many Ohioans enjoy experimenting and brewing their own adult beverages and sharing them with their family and friends," said Roegner, sponsor of Senate Bill 102. "Homebrewing is a hobby and social event that should not be over-regulated by government. I am proud that this bill has become law today, an important step to reign in these unnecessary and burdensome restrictions."

Additionally, Senate Bill 102 includes provisions to allow certain liquor permit holders to conduct their own homebrew event. Changes were made to the final version of the bill to simplify liquor laws and included: 

  • Eliminates the restriction that no more than 30% a gift card can be used for the purchase of alcohol

  • Allows charities to give away alcohol in a raffle or door prize

  • Streamlines and expands Designated Outdoor Refreshment Areas (DORAs)

  • Other changes can be found here.

For more information on Senate Bill 102, click here.
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