For the first time in 22 years, there will not be a homebrew competition at the Oregon State Fair. This is because of an 80 year old law saying that homebrewed products may not leave the brewer's home. Oregon is one of several states with laws limiting or banning homebrewing.
Legislators in Oregon are hoping to get the law changed in time for next year's fair. Legislators in Michigan atempted to loosen its homebrew laws this year, but the changes met opposition from the state liquor comission.