Homebrewing in Colorado faces new scrutiny

28th December, 2015 by

By Krista Driscoll

DENVER — Months after an extraordinary law enforcement sting threatened a cherished Colorado pastime, Gov. John Hickenlooper’s administration is clarifying the laws on making beer at home.The state’s Liquor Enforcement Division recently issued a bulletin that outlines the limitations on homebrew consumption, supply shops and events, putting a spotlight on an industry that operated for decades with little scrutiny.The administration’s new guidelines are designed to address confusion about a popular hobby that holds a unique place in Colorado culture and counts the governor among its enthusiasts.“Homebrew is a very vital industry in Colorado,” said Patrick Maroney, the division’s director. “We …

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