Distillation and the laws that make us wrong…

We already know we are in a beer renaissance. All over the country drakonian laws are being challenged so that we as a nation can enjoy the beers we have finally realized we crave and love.

It is time to take up the next stage of our freedom for the beverages of our choice. In most states there are so many restrictions on home distillation that the average person faces a David and Goliath battle with no hope. In my home state of Michigan, sure you can get the rights to distill. But you face not only the liscensing paperwork that you would face if you want to do it commercially. But you also face the same taxes, on something you intend solely for personal use.

The interesting thing about the craft beer movement is the changing of the laws is what made the whole thing possible. In some states it was pioneers that fought and won their rights to make the beverages they not only loved but sought to share with the rest of the world.

Many of us live in a country where we have freedom to choose. The time is right for us to throw off the shackles of tyranny (okies so I am being a little melodramatic, but you get the point).

Its time for a pint. Excuse me while I dream of the still I may one day be able to legally build…

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