Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Hurray for #HomeBrewing in Alabama
In March, Mississippi finally passed a bill to legalize home-brewing, leaving Alabama.
And now, the Alabama senate finally passed a bill that legalizes home-brewing beer in their ass-backwards state. As soon as the Governor of Alabama signs the bill, thousands of home-brewers will officially be legal.
See the American Homebrewers Association's Alabama Homebrew Bill Passes Senate .
Congratulations on joining the rest of the country, Alabama. It is about time.
Back in 2011, I shared that I had laughed out loud at a podcast where the Brewing Network was ridiculing some of the legislative idiots on the home-brew debate. I still think that part of the podcast was one of the funniest things I've ever heard.
Download it here: http://thebrewingnetwork.com/shows/761 and skip ahead to around the 2 hour 40 minute mark of the podcast. Trust me, it is worth listening to. Funny stuff. Just be warned, there is some language that makes it NSFW.
But now, we cannot make fun of Alabama anymore.... at least for their home-brewing laws. I'm sure there are lots of other things we can make fun of them for.
Of course, the governor still needs to sign to make this bill a law.
Your Action Is Needed Now
Please call (334) 242-7100 or email Governor Bentley’s office today via the online form. In the form, fill out your contact information, select “Legislative Session 2013″ from the “Email Concerning which Issue” field and briefly and politely ask the governor to sign HB9, the homebrew bill, in the “Comments” field.
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Just a little update ... the Governor did, in fact, sign the bill. It is now officially legal to home-brew beer in Alabama. Hurray!ReplyDelete