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AB-205 Alcoholic beverages: beer.(2019-2020)



Current Version: 03/13/19 - Amended Assembly        


AB205:v98#DOCUMENT

Amended  IN  Assembly  March 13, 2019

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 205


Introduced by Assembly Member Daly

January 14, 2019


An act to amend Section 23006 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to alcoholic beverages.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 205, as amended, Daly. Alcoholic beverages: beer.
Existing law defines “beer” for purposes of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act as any alcoholic beverage obtained by the fermentation of any infusion or decoction of barley, malt, hops, or any other similar product, or any combination thereof in water.
This bill would revise the definition of “beer” for purposes of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act to include any alcoholic beverage obtained by the fermentation of any infusion or decoction of barley, malt, fruit, honey, natural sugars, hops, or any other similar product, or any combination thereof in water. also provide that beer that includes honey, fruit, fruit juice, fruit concentrate, herbs, spices, or other food materials, as adjuncts in fermentation, shall be defined exclusively as “beer.”
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 23006 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

23006.
 “Beer” means any alcoholic beverage obtained by the fermentation of any infusion or decoction of barley, malt, fruit, honey, natural sugars, hops, or any other similar product, or any combination thereof in water, and includes ale, porter, brown, stout, lager beer, small beer, and strong beer, but does not include sake, known as Japanese rice wine. Beer that includes honey, fruit, fruit juice, fruit concentrate, herbs, spices, or other food materials, as adjuncts in fermentation, shall be defined exclusively as “beer.” Beer aged in an empty wooden barrel previously used to contain wine or distilled spirits shall be defined exclusively as “beer” and shall not be considered a dilution or mixture of any other alcoholic beverage.