THE HOMEBREWER'S BILL OF RIGHTS
I All brewers have the right to make and drink their own beer, and to share their beer with
II A homebrewer has the right to use fresh, local ingredients, so that their beer making
experience reaches its full potential. The type and amounts of grain, hops, yeasts and
adjuncts shall not be infringed upon.
III A homebrewer has the right to grow and process his or her own ingredients to be used in
the brewing process.
IV Homebrewers have the right to a reasonably tax free beer.
V A homebrewer has the right to brew a beer of any clarity, particularly when using
historically correct ingredients and recipes, which may normally be drunk in a
VI All beer made by homebrewers shall be made with healthy and safe ingredients, and each
batch shall be identified and documented to provide any drinker with full disclosure of what
ingredients are used.
VII A home brewery must be clean and safe, and sanitary practices must be the hallmark of the
IX Imparting happiness as a result of imbibing a homebrewed beer must be tempered with
insuring that safe and sane limits can be demonstrated to ensure public safety.
X Any beer that has passed its reasonably accessed shelf life, and has “turned skunky”, shall
be ceremoniously disposed of, preferably with a salute of imbibing a fresh beer during an
appropriate last rite.
XI A homebrewer shall make all attempts not to allow his or her beer to turn skunky.
XII Over or under carbonation of a brewed beer, de[ending on style, shall be a forgivable
offense, but care should be taken to make it a rare occurrence.
XIII A homebrewer shall expect and respect an honest assessment of the quality of his or her
beer upon an initial tasting.
XIV A homebrewer has the responsibility to educate a “clear beer snob” when serving a
traditional pub style or other traditionally opaque beer.