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Old 12-16-2009, 03:38 AM   #1
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Default Homebrewing in Alabama

I have a friend that wants to delve into the addiction of homebrewing that lives in Alabama

I know it is "illegal" to homebrew in Alabama, but I have heard rumors of 3 or 4 shops that still sell ingredients in the state.

If anyone knows the location of these places or can help me out as far as the best place to order products from without getting killed on shipping costs for the state of Alabama, I would greatly appreciate it.

If you do not want to post them on here, I am open to PM's

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Old 12-16-2009, 03:41 AM   #2
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Web:
http://austinhomebrew.com
http://brewmasterswarehouse.com
http://nikobrew.com
http://rebelbrewer.com

Alabama (Google searched it):

ALABREW Homebrewing Supplies
8916a Parkway East
Birmingham, AL 35206
Phone:205-833-1716
Email: order@alabrew.com

The Wine Smith
6800A Moffett Road
Mobile, Alabama 36618
Phone: 251 645-5554
email: Winesmith@bellsouth.net

Werner's Trading Company
1115 4th Street, S.W.
Cullman, Alabama 35055
Phone: (256)734-5673,(800)965-8796
E-mail: rob@wernerstradingco.com

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Old 12-16-2009, 03:42 AM   #3
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Wow thanks

I google searched Homebrew in Alabama, and received a huge amount of legal messages and bills that were passed

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Old 12-16-2009, 03:47 AM   #4
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I think I googled "homebrew shops Alabama".

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Old 12-16-2009, 03:52 AM   #5
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I don't think they do mail order or Internet, but if your friend is near Huntsville he can try Pearly Gates, a health food store on South Memorial Parkway. They carry a decent selection but prices aren't the best. They have a good balance between wine and beer supplies. Werner's is more geared toward winemaking although they do have some beer stuff.

Tell your friend not to worry. If bank robbery were as "illegal" as homebrewing in Alabama, banks would hand out gunnysacks and ski masks as you came in the door.

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Old 12-16-2009, 03:55 AM   #6
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Well he lives in Birmingham, so I am trying to find him a place close to that.

The first shop posted looks promising, the ALABREW place, so I called him and told him to check that out.

Personally I like getting my ingredients local, and support the local shops which usually have local homebrew clubs, over the internet based places, which is why I told him to check out the one locally

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Old 12-16-2009, 03:56 AM   #7
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I have a friend that wants to delve into the addiction of homebrewing that lives in Alabama

I know it is "illegal" to homebrew in Alabama, but I have heard rumors of 3 or 4 shops that still sell ingredients in the state.

If anyone knows the location of these places or can help me out as far as the best place to order products from without getting killed on shipping costs for the state of Alabama, I would greatly appreciate it.

If you do not want to post them on here, I am open to PM's
I personally know the Alabrew owner(s) - they are good people. If you want to talk brewing in AL -PM me - I live in Birmingham.
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Old 12-16-2009, 04:02 AM   #8
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I bet it's the same as it is here. It's not recognized, so it defaults to federal law of being legal. Doesn't Federal law override any state law anyway? Like Marijuana, states can say it's legal, but the Feds say no. Right?

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Old 12-16-2009, 04:03 AM   #9
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I have to second Alabrew. If you shoot them an email the day before you need your ingredients, they'll have them ready for you to pick up (double check their hours first).

Barring shopping local, I would look at Brewmasters Warehouse, they'll deliver right to your door.

One of these days, homebrewing will be legal here, and we'll be able to try our hand at actually brewing instead of just reading about it all of the time. Yeah.

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I bet it's the same as it is here. It's not recognized, so it defaults to federal law of being legal. Doesn't Federal law override any state law anyway? Like Marijuana, states can say it's legal, but the Feds say no. Right?
Doesn't work that way. Homebrewing isn't a guaranteed right at the national level, so states are free to restrict it however they please. Laws can be more restrictive at the local level, just not more permissive. In this case, Alabama specifically has a law against production of alcohol without a license, which would include homebrewing.
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