Monthly Archives: August 2005

Mobile Brewer and Brewpub Survive!

Just received an email from Todd Hicks. He’s ok, and it looks like the Brewpub will pull through as well. Here is the text of his email: We are ok. Power was lost at 6 am before the storm hit. We are still without power (3 pm Wednesday Aug 31) and it could be up [...]

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Katrina’s Devastation

I would like to express my sympathy to everyone hit hard by Katrina.  Of course millions of people have been devastated, but i can’t help but turn my thoughts specifically to Todd Hicks.  His house is (was?) smack dab in the middle of downtown Mobile, an area hit very hard by that natural disaster. It’s [...]

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Mobile/Cannon Brewpub/Todd Hicks

What a great weekend.  Lee, Jason, and I all had a blast at the Mobile Beer Fest Saturday, even though we didn’t technically go through the Fest itself.  We just hung out at the Brewpub, helped register people for the Fest, and enjoyed Todd’s great beer. We introduced a lot of folks to FTH, signed [...]

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Meeting Recap

Well, where to begin?  We had a great crowd last night and many were faces i’d never seen before.  Thanks to everyone who made the effort to be there, and a special note of thanks is due to everyone who bought a membership and joined up last night.  I think we’re now at 99 members.  [...]

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More Good News

An important piece of advice Gov. Riley gave us yesterday was, “you need to talk to Dan Ireland.” Ireland heads up the Alabama Citizens Action Program (ALCAP). ALCAP is largely anti-alcohol, but their focus is working to prevent under age drinking and drug abuse. Riley informed us that if we could get Ireland to agree [...]

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Lunch

Success. The toughest part of the meeting was trying to explain the difference between BMC and gourmet beer. Like many Americans, Gov Riley had no concept of craft beer. We just now made him aware of it, and explained the analogy to wine. He stated that it seemed to him if someone could go to [...]

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The Governor

Harry has invited me to his lunch meeting with the Governor.  We’re scheduled to meet with Gov. Riley today at 12:00, in Montgomery. Hopefully you’ve all heard by now that NC Governor Easley signed the Pop The Cap Bill into law.  GA’s Governor Perdue signed the GWCB bill before that.  Harry and i hope Gov. [...]

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More Suspense

Finally got to hear some (not all) of the details of today’s meeting. Unfortunately, I can’t publicly offer you much in the way of those details. In Harry’s words, things are “fluid” right now, and it could hurt the cause for me to disclose specifics at this time. Generally, the meeting was long (around four [...]

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Suspense

Just got off the phone with Harry. He just got out of the wholesalers meeting. He didn’t have time to elaborate. He simply said there is some good. Some bad. And some opportunity. He thinks “we can do this” but not without some “pains.” Pretty cryptic, I know. He is going to call me back [...]

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Forget Arkansas

Well, our beer laws make us even more of an oddball state than previously thought.  We’re not one of six states with a 6% ABV limit; we’re one of five.  And come Monday morning, we’ll be one of four.  We just changed the home page of this site to reflect this, and we’ll change it [...]

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