Not sure about actually posting the guy's name, but from the picasa link near the beginning of the thread there was a name in the album link and DocBrown mentioned part of it again. So using this name in a google search with "homebrew" I find that a person of that name is going to be a brewmaster in a new brewpub that is opening in Montgomery, AL in the coming months. The brewmaster listed in the articles is cited to have brewed beer in Birmingham for 13+ years so most of the pieces seem to fit and point toward this guy. It would seem to me that he didn't go to jail or if he did not long, and he decided to get the hell out of Blount Co. away from the asshat neighbors.
Not sure how specific I really can be about this. Also I am completely unconnected with this situation and just read thru it all this afternoon. Seems to me though that the situation was at least moderately good.