235 ILCS 5/6-36(a)

(235 ILCS 5/6-36)
Sec. 6-36. Homemade brewed beverages

(a) No license or permit is required under this Act for the making of homemade brewed beverages or for the possession, transportation, or storage of homemade brewed beverages by any person 21 years of age or older, if all of the following apply:

(1) the person who makes the homemade brewed beverages receives no compensation;

(2) the homemade brewed beverages is not sold or offered for sale; and

(3) the total quantity of homemade brewed beverages made, in a calendar year, by the person does not exceed 100 gallons if the household has only one person 21 years of age or older or 200 gallons if the household has 2 or more persons 21 years of age or older.


Intention of this Section:

Reference Links:

Illinois Public Act 098-0055

Related Statutes Referenced by this Section:

Public Law 95-458 – Act of Congress making homebrew beer legal. (PDF file)

Author’s Comments:

This entire section was lifted from the Federal Statue.  The language is straight-forward with little room for interpretation.

Recent Precedents:

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