About UsThe People Behind the HDA

The Hobby Distiller’s Association was founded by Brewhaus to enhance the enjoyment of hobby distilling and to further legalization of alcohol distillation on a hobby level.
We feel, as you likely do, that alcohol distillation on strictly a hobby level should be afforded the same legal standing as hobby beer and wine making. Extensive assistance and endless hours of work have also been provided by “Alli” from the Brewhaus Forum.

   

  
Our current goal: Allow hobby distillers to enjoy the same legal standing as hobby brewers and wine makers.

#LegalizeDistilling#LegalizeDistilling

   
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The HDA is currently operated as a division under the Brewhaus umbrella, but is a strictly non-profit arm.

The association has been set up this way because of lobbying restrictions placed on non-profit organizations,
opening up our ability to fund legislative changes beyond what membership dues cover.

That means that if the HDA were set up as a traditional non-profit, we would have had to stop paying our lobbyist
once we ran out of funds collected from membership. Brewhaus has been covering all additional expenses
to keep the lobbyist working for us, and they have contributed over $20,000 in the last year.


Our goal is to turn the HDA over to a standalone non-profit organization once legalization has been achieved, continuing to help hobbyists change local laws to allow for hobby distilling and organize association activities
to improve enjoyment of the hobby.

   
SUPPORTERS OF THE HDA
   

VOLUNTEERS BEHIND THE HDA

CHAIR / CAPTAIN

CHAIR / CAPTAIN

Rick Morris

Role: Keeping us on course, as per our mission statement.
MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

Tom Cowdrey, Will Collins,
Bob Rossi Jr., & Scott McNutt

Role: Scour the earth to promote the Association and improve membership support.
WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT

WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT

Mary Polakovic

Role: Website design and improve member experience.
RESEARCH

RESEARCH

Scott Holmgren

Role: Research current laws in individual states, and locate contacts at the state level.
INTERNET AWARENESS

INTERNET AWARENESS

Tom Robbins

Role: Find suitable online venues to promote the HDA to a wider audience in order to gain public support.
SOCIAL MEDIA

SOCIAL MEDIA

Dawn Morris

Role: Create and maintain our Facebook presence and expand knowledge of the HDA through social media.
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We will continue to update this page as roles and people are added. Thanks to everyone for your continued support!

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