The Oregon Liquor Control Commission
earned Rogue of the Week dishonors
earlier this month for its decision to crack down on home-brewers and amateur winemakers who offer their products at contests around the state.
The OLCC said then that it was "actively working on a solution" and working with state lawmakers to devise a fix next year for the problem. Today, the OLCC said definitively in this news release
that it's "wait 'til next year."
“We were really hoping that we could find a legal alternative for this summer's events,” says Rudy Williams, OLCC deputy director of public safety services. “We know that these contests serve as a springboard for professional hopefuls. That is why we are committed to providing our full support to the legislature to find a permanent fix for this issue in 2011.”