2015 ORS 471.403¹
License required to produce alcoholic liquor
  • exception

(1) Except as provided in this section, a person may not brew, ferment, distill, blend or rectify any alcoholic liquor unless licensed so to do by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.

(2) The holder of a brewery-public house license or a brewery license may allow patrons to brew malt beverages not to exceed 14 percent alcoholic content by volume if the brewing is conducted under the direct supervision of the licensee or employees of the licensee. Malt beverages produced under this subsection may not be sold by the patron.

(3) The holder of a winery license may allow patrons to make wine if the winemaking is conducted under the direct supervision of the licensee or employees of the licensee. Wine produced under this subsection may not be sold by the patron.

(4) A person may make homemade beer, wine and fermented fruit juice as authorized under ORS 471.037 (Homemade beer, wine and fermented fruit juice exemption from liquor laws). A person may provide assistance to another in making the homemade beer, wine or fermented fruit juice, if the person does not receive financial consideration as defined in ORS 471.037 (Homemade beer, wine and fermented fruit juice exemption from liquor laws) for providing the assistance. [Formerly 471.205; 2007 c.414 §1; 2011 c.12 §4]

Chapter 471

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Employ­ment by OLCC of staff member as "hearings advocate" at certain OLCC contested case hearings, (1983) Vol 44, p 1

Law Review Cita­tions

16 WLR 479 (1979)

  • Baker City Herald, Jul 22, 2010
    “For an agency that writes press releases to tout its sales of high-end booze, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission’s newfound concern about people who brew beer or make wine in their garage, with no inten­tion of selling their wares, strikes us as passing strange. And preposterous. . . .”
  • Mail Tribune, Jul 16, 2010
    “Home brewers and winemakers are foaming over the recent news that competi­tions for makers of homemade beer and wine are illegal under an obscure Oregon law that hasn't been enforced in decades. . . .”
  • Mail Tribune / Damian Mann, Jul 13, 2010
    “An Oregon Liquor Control Commission decision to enforce a dormant law has put the kibosh on home-brew beer or wine contests and makes it illegal to transport your own fer­menta­tion to a friend's house. . . .”

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 471—Alcoholic Liquors Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors471.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 471, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano471.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.