Monthly Archives: April 2012

Magic City Brewfest Band Announcement!

Friday Session Lineup Red Mountain from 7:30 – 8:45 The Dozens from 9:15 – 10:30 Saturday Sesssion Lineup The Old Paints from 4:30 – 5:45 India Ramey from 6:15 – 7:30

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Founders “Bastard” Beer Approval Update

Some of you may remember the statement about a month ago referencing the fact that the ABC was not approving Founders Backwoods Bastard or Dirty Bastard labels for sale in Alabama. Free the Hops received word earlier this afternoon from Birmingham Beverage Company that the “ABC has reconsidered and has sent a letter to Founders [...]

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Container Size Equality in Birmingham News

Bigger beer container bill awaits vote in Alabama House BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Alabama brewers and craft beer advocates don’t want the Alabama House of Representatives to announce “last call” on this legislative session before taking up a bill for bigger beer containers already passed by the Alabama Senate. The Alabama Brewers Guild and the Free [...]

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Magic City Brewfest Facebook Event Page Is Live!

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Alabama’s Counties Should Be Treated Equally Regarding Container Size

Did you know that citizens in thirteen Alabama counties (highlighted below in yellow) can already buy beer in containers larger than 16 ounces? Doesn’t the whole state of Alabama deserve that same freedom and the economic growth that springs from that?   Retailers in Jefferson, Madison, Mobile and all other wet counties should have the [...]

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Next Step for Gourmet Bottle Bill

Now that SB294 has passed the House ED&T Committee, it will now move to the Alabama State House of Representatives for a vote. Keep an eye here and twitter @freethehops for up to the date information as it happens.

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Update: Gourmet Bottle Bill has passed House committee

The Gourmet Bottle Bill (SB294) has passed out of the ED&T Committee.

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Gourmet Bottle Bill Committee Meeting Moved To Room 418

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Alabama Brewers Guild Supports Gourmet Bottle Bill

Statement from the Alabama Brewers Guild regarding SB294… Alabama is currently the only state that prohibits the sale of beer packaged in containers larger than 16 oz. Free the Hops, an independent consumer advocacy organization, has proposed SB294, the Gourmet Bottle Bill, to raise this limit to 25.4 oz. This bill passed the Alabama State [...]

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Gourmet Bottle Bill in Committee Tomorrow

http://www.legislature.state.al.us/house/housecommittees.html#Anchor-BOARD-7299 In the attached link scroll down to #10 (Economic Development & Tourism) to see the list of members on that committee. I encourage you to contact them expressing your support for SB294, the Gourmet Bottle Bill.

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