first_imgPrior to 2009 Washington state legislation indicated home brewers could take up to one gallon of beer to a competition or other event, said Steve Bader, owner of Bader Beer and Wine Supply in Vancouver.“That was pretty restrictive,” Bader said, adding that the law didn’t allow them to transport any beer to a friend’s house or other location.Brewers in Seattle lobbied the legislature in 2009, and the law was changed so that home brewers could transport up to 20 gallons to private events, he said.“That’s much better,” Bader said. “That’s so if you want to have a wedding or other event and make your own beer, now you can do that.”Home rewers still can’t bring their beer to events open to the public, he added.A more complete explanation laws are here.WASHINGTON — Americans have been brewing beer in their homes since colonial times — both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were home brewers. Even so, a recent explosion of interest in the hobby has created tricky questions for state alcohol regulators.last_img read more