Monthly Archives: May 2011

Session starts at 1pm

They will spend about an hour or two on housekeeping stuff and local bills before moving to the special order calendar. Once they start on the calendar, we’re the seventh bill to be considered. We have invested in some server upgrades since last year, so you should hopefully be able to get the news here [...]

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What to expect Tuesday

Representative Mike Ball has agreed to handle SB192 on the floor of the House. Our bill will be introduced with a substitute pending. (pdf of the substitute). The substitute favored by the House Committee on Economic Development and Tourism must be approved by the full House, so a motion to adopt the substitute will come [...]

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SB192 on the House agenda Tuesday

SB192, the Brewery Modernization Act, will be on the Special Order Calendar for the Alabama House on Tuesday, May 31. We are the seventh bill on the list. Now is a good time to start contacting your elected representatives. Also expect a Legislative Update email on Monday as a reminder. UPDATE: Forgot to mention that [...]

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Patience

I guess I never explicitly explained this here – the Alabama legislature took a two-week break to hold hearings on redistricting. This is a big requirement they have to accomplish after the census last year. During the break, no bills were able to move, including our SB192. They came back this week. We hope SB192 [...]

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6 Exclusive Beers on J.Clyde’s Firetruck at Magic City Brewfest

  The J.Clyde is bringing the infamous yellow fire truck to Magic City Brewfest again (which is only 9 days away if you haven’t bought your tickets yet!). There will be 6 exclusive beers poured directly from the truck which include Jolly Pumpkin’s Oro de Calabaza and Bam Biere, St. Bernardus Prior 8, Duchesse de [...]

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Magic City Brewfest’s Beer List Is Live!

  Magic City Brewfest is almost here and the beer list is up on the site.  There will be over 200 beers from 60+ breweries. There will be beer from local faves Good People, Back Forty and Straight to Ale plus new locals like Blue Pants, Yellowhammer, and Avondale. Cask ale?  Yes, please.  Lazy Magnolia, [...]

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Birmingham News on SB192

Birmingham News: Alabama beer brewing laws near change, but some say not far enough A pretty good overview of the bill’s current status, including the fact that the compromise  is a little controversial. However, I want to point out a few points that I think aren’t quite accurate. This isn’t an indictment of the author [...]

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Alabama Craft Beer Community Steps Up To Help Tornado Victims

  Good People Brewing Company and The J.Clyde are teaming up to help people impacted by the storms that ripped through Alabama the last week of April. From the J.Clyde’s blog… Beginning Sunday, May 15th from 2pm to 7pm, a special cask of Snakehandler Double IPA will be served with all proceeds from the cask sales donated [...]

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Rocket City Brewfest weekend

This is going to be the best Rocket City Brewfest yet by far. In addition to some great beers from the breweries listed on our website, we have an impressive list of special releases for everyone. Here is just a sample. In some cases, the Rocket City Brewfest is the ONLY place you will be [...]

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National Homebrew Day

Huntsville Beer reminded us that today was National Homebrew Day. If you’re looking for some group therapy support after listening to the homebrew bill debate from last week that ultimately ended in the defeat of this year’s homebrew legalization efforts, I also recommend checking out Dan Murphy’s piece in the Press-Register. Last week, I committed [...]

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