Pennsylvania Home Brewing Laws


Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17124-0001
Phone: 717/783-9454
Fax: 717/787-8820


 Activity Is it Legal?
HomeBrewing Yes
Transporting HomeBrew No
ABV Cap n/a
Production Per Year 100-200 gallons

**Production per year is generally governed by the United States government at 100 gallons per adult per year, or up to 200 gallons per year if their are 2 adults of drinking age living in the residence.


Relevant Statues

Pa. Stat. tit. 47, §4-492
It shall be unlawful–
(1) Manufacturing Without License. Except as provided herein, for any person, to manufacture malt or brewed beverages, unless such person holds a valid manufacturer’s license for such purpose issued by the board. Malt or brewed beverages may be produced by any person without a license if such malt or brewed beverages are produced not for sale and total production does not exceed 200 gallons per calendar year. Malt or brewed beverages produced in accordance with this paragraph may be used at organized affairs, exhibitions, competitions, contests, tastings or judging provided it is not sold or offered for sale.

**While I strive to provide the most up to date and accurate information possible, the relevant statues I list here shouldn’t be considered a substitute for professional legal advice.

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