Loosen up on home-brewed beer

The Wichita Homebrewers Organization was among the groups that provided testimony last week in favor of a bill to loosen state law on home-brewed beer. Current law says that such beer can be made only for the use of the brewer and family members who live in the same residence, the Lawrence Journal-World reported. The Kansas Department of Revenue’s Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control is OK with changing the law to allow the brewers to take their beer to club meetings and competitions, but it doesn’t want home brewers to receive compensation for their beer. Does the state really need to be so controlling?