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Old 01-10-2013, 05:31 PM   #1
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Default Homebrewing Supplies Confiscated By The MAN...

You might want to open a cold one before reaing this.
I recently moved to Utah and saw that not long ago(couple years) hombrewing was illegal. I moved from Colorado so this kind of blew my mind. I thought "wonder if there are other states still against it" and I stumbled upon this article. I can't believe it. This is from 2012! Now before some says anything negative about the state or it's citizens, it is not the state or it's citizens but the one's making the laws that allow this to happen...

Armed personel raid a hombrewing shop and take $7000+ worth of hombrewing BOOKS, Grain, carboys... I don't know if anyone @ BN has shined light on this but it affects ALL homebrewers and news like this should be spread around. We need to free our fellow homebrewers in Alabama. Here is the article:

http://beerstreetjournal.com/alabama-ag ... gun-point/

What would be the best way, we as fellow homebrewers could help in a situation like this?

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Old 01-10-2013, 05:37 PM   #2
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Join the AHA? http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/

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Working with/through the AHA would be the best option I think.
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That business is open now, sans homebrewing supplies. They were the one that made the mistake of trying to mix a package store with home brew supplies. While it is illegal to homebrew in Alabama it isn't illegal to operate a home brew store. Go figure.
We have a good homebrew legalization bill that is ready for this legislative session. It was signed off on by any real opposition we had, the ABC board and the beer distributors.
Alabama and Mississippi are the only states left where homebrewing is illegal.

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thats why you have to go out in the woods and make Shine in those states; instead of beer in the garage. don't want those bastards rolling up on you in any case.
LEGALIZE FREEDOM!!!

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Thanks Aubie. I just read there was another state but didn't know it was Mississippi. Sounds like this company has a big store in Georgia (HopCity) that has supplies with a package store. It makes sense as they promote a wide variety of brews which appeals to who? Homebrewers mostly Do you know if they got their goods back? How long before this goes up for voting again?

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That business is open now, sans homebrewing supplies. They were the one that made the mistake of trying to mix a package store with home brew supplies. While it is illegal to homebrew in Alabama it isn't illegal to operate a home brew store. Go figure.
We have a good homebrew legalization bill that is ready for this legislative session. It was signed off on by any real opposition we had, the ABC board and the beer distributors.
Alabama and Mississippi are the only states left where homebrewing is illegal.
Alabama has a good chance to move up from "worst state in the union" to "second worst" on my big rankings board if they get this done before MS legalizes.
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Alabama has a good chance to move up from "worst state in the union" to "second worst" on my big rankings board if they get this done before MS legalizes.
I lived in NC for a year and a half and I couldn't wait to move back Alabama.
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Thanks Aubie. I just read there was another state but didn't know it was Mississippi. Sounds like this company has a big store in Georgia (HopCity) that has supplies with a package store. It makes sense as they promote a wide variety of brews which appeals to who? Homebrewers mostly Do you know if they got their goods back? How long before this goes up for voting again?
The new session starts Tuesday, February 5, 2013.
Our bill HB9, so it should get a vote pretty soon.
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Hey Aubie, Anyone worth contacting to voice some support? I found this website and sent a respectable, supporting email about homebrewing:

http://www.abcboard.state.al.us/(S(5...forcement.aspx

Kind of ironic, they have a link for cocktails recipes. They show you how to make a 20% abv "Grown-Up Hot Chocolate" but confiscate your grain and plastic buckets

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