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Old 02-09-2012, 11:53 PM   #201
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On February 7th the 2012 regular session of the Alabama legislature began. There is a homebrewing legalization bill that will be filed in the next few days. Once I know the bill number I will post it.

For more info you can visit this website: www.alahomebrewing.org
Or www.freethehops.org
The second on is more for beer laws in general but you can find info on all the state representatives.

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Old 02-10-2012, 12:38 AM   #202
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On February 7th the 2012 regular session of the Alabama Legislature began. There is a homebrewing legalization bill in the works rights now a will be filed very soon. Once there is a bill number I will post it.

A couple of good websites: www.alahomebrewing.org
www.freethehops.org ( this one is more about beer laws in general but you can find info on how to contact a state representatives and how they voted in the past)

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Old 02-10-2012, 01:01 AM   #203
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This was the latest that I saw:

Legislative session begins Feb 7th. Representative Mac McCutcheon will again sponsor the Alabama Homebrewing Bill in the House. There will not be a Senate House version of the bill. The House of Representatives is the most difficult to pass for this type of legislation, so we are starting there. Senate and both house committees should pass relatively easily.

Since last years defeat, the bill has been reworked to include language required by the ABC Board, some restrictions that the ABWA wholesaler lobby wants clarified, and some social issues that were insisted upon by opposing legislators and prohibition groups. The text of the bill will be released soon and the initial draft version will probably be posted online at the official site http://www.alahomebrewing.org.

Some of the new provisions being drafted:
   15 gallon production limit per quarter (= 60 gallons per calendar year)
   NO possession quantity limit per household
   NO license requirement
   Homebrew will still be technically prohibited to possess in dry areas
   Homebrew competitions will be allowed
   You can transport homebrew and give it away as gifts
   An outstanding issue will be the exemption to take homebrew into a licensed establishment for a homebrew club tasting
   There may still be issues with offering homebrew at beer festivals

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Check this out.

I'm not holding my breath. What a bunch of ignorant idiots.

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Old 02-10-2012, 01:42 AM   #204
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Unbelievable, sorry to see such proceedings going on in this country. Good luck...

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Old 02-10-2012, 02:16 AM   #205
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Even the idiots are going to have a hard time arguing that it is a bad thing if the president has been serving homebrew at the Whitehouse!

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Old 02-10-2012, 02:39 AM   #206
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Even the idiots are going to have a hard time arguing that it is a bad thing if the president has been serving homebrew at the Whitehouse!
In Alabama? Better keep the president out of it if you want the thing to pass.
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Old 02-10-2012, 02:53 AM   #207
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Alabama's legislature is a perfect example of the Peter Principle... or, in layman's terms, that the s*** floats to the top.

60 gallons per year? WTH is that? I probably would not exceed this, but that means I can only make one batch per month. Lame.

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In Alabama? Better keep the president out of it if you want the thing to pass.
Look at the video... Most of the opposition was from those of his party, the bill was sponsored by a Republican.
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Look at the video... Most of the opposition was from those of his party, the bill was sponsored by a Republican.
Trust me when I tell you this - party means nothing in our state legislature. It's one huge cesspool of shockingly uneducated sleazeballs looking to work the most personally lucrative backroom deals.
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Makes it hard to be optimistic with that big of a gap between the yeas and nays. Also, no way to dispute the ignorance of their concern of regulating how much is brewed. We are so far behind the others states. I only live about 2 miles from GA where it is legal.

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