Monthly Archives: January 2011

Yellowhammer release this Saturday

The local Alabama beer scene continues to grow. New Huntsville upstart Yellowhammer Brewing will be debuting two new releases this Saturday at the Nook. The Yellowhammer gang will be in attendance as well. (So will I). Beer notes from either the brewery or the distributor (not sure which) follows. Yellowhammer Miracle Worker Tripel – Golden [...]

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Beer 101

Folks in the Tuscaloosa area who are looking to learn more about craft beer may enjoy Beer 101. The 6-week course starts on February 2nd (Wednesdays at 6pm each week). The cost is $30 and includes beer samples at each “class” and “instruction” from guests speakers such as representatives from Good People Brewing Company. Sit [...]

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Tapped: A Food & Beer Pairing

www.tappedbirmingham.com From the website: Free the Hops and the Junior Board of the Autism Society of Alabama continue to brew up new ways to have fun with Tapped: A Food & Beer Pairing. You will not want to miss this event that will showcase top quality beers from your favorite Southeast breweries and mouthwatering food [...]

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Brewery Modernization Act makes front page

Specifically, the Montgomery Advertiser was focusing on the statutory red tape that the new owners of the Montgomery Brewpub location will face unless the law is changed. Montgomery Advertiser: Brew Pub’s new owners want Legislature to change restrictive laws There is one factual error in the article, a simple mistake. Because along with the other [...]

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The Legislative Leadership

As a follow-up, I thought it would be a good idea to list the new leadership for the next 4 years in both chambers of the legislature, including some key committee chairs. Alabama Senate Lieutenant Governor: Kay Ivey (R) (assumes office January 17th) President Pro Tempore: Del Marsh (R) Majority Leader: Jabo Waggoner(R) Minority Leader: [...]

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Committee Chairs

The state legislature is currently in their quadrennial organizational session. I haven’t been able to find a listing of committee members yet, but we do have the chairmen of the committees of interest to Free the Hops legislation. Having a friendly committee chair is always beneficial. In the Senate, our bills go to the Senate [...]

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Montgomery brewpub may or may not come back

Montgomery Advertiser: New Brew Pub owners making big plans After months of negotiations, the Montgomery Brewpub location has been sold. The new owners are interested in re-opening the brewpub, but they are hesitant due to the legal restrictions that would be placed on their license. He said whether the plans would include a brewery and [...]

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Removing the container size restriction

Alabama is currently the only state in the Union that bans the sale of bottled and canned beer over 16 fl. oz. This year, Free the Hops will try to change that. Changing the ABV law helped bring a great amount of new craft beer into Alabama, but there are still a variety of products [...]

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