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