2010 Tennessee Code
Title 39 - Criminal Offenses
Chapter 17 - Offenses Against Public Health, Safety and Welfare
Part 7 - Intoxicating Liquors
39-17-708 - Home manufacture of wine or beer excepted.

39-17-708. Home manufacture of wine or beer excepted.

(a)  Notwithstanding the provisions of this part, a private individual in the person's own home may manufacture and possess wine or beer in an amount not in excess of that amount annually permitted as of January 1, 1997, by federal statutes and regulations relative to household manufacture and consumption; provided, that the wine or beer is for personal consumption by members and guests of the household. Such wine or beer may also be transported by the person, member or guest without being in violation of this part; provided, that the amount being transported at any one (1) time shall not exceed five (5) gallons.

(b)  It shall be inferred that transportation of more than five (5) gallons is for the purpose of resale or redistribution.

(c)  For purposes of this section, “beer” means the undistilled and unfortified product, of any name or description, of the normal alcoholic fermentation of malt or other ingredients except grapes.

[Acts 1989, ch. 591, § 1; 1997, ch. 140, §§ 1-3.]  

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