Free The Hops | Alabamians for Specialty Beer (FTH) is a membership-based organization and an Alabama incorporated nonprofit. We have a passion for great beer, but some money would be nice, too.
While donations are always welcomed, we want to give something of real value to the community of beer lovers in Alabama. That's one of the reasons we created FTH membership.
Membership fees and donations given to Free the Hops are not tax deductible.
When paying for memberships via PayPal, before you click "Pay," please be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page and enter your t-shirt size in the appropriate field. If you have not received your t-shirt within 4 weeks, please email store @ freethehops . org.
All members (both General and Sustaining) will also receive an FTH sticker.
We realize some of you may not be comfortable sending money electronically via the internet. Therefore, we are also prepared to do business the old fashioned way. If you'd rather not join using the above PayPal links, feel free to make out a check to "Free The Hops" for $25 for General Membership or $100 for Sustaining Membership, and mail it along with your T-shirt size and email address to the address below. (Please note that all details about membership events are communicated by email.)
Free The Hops
P.O. Box 660068
Vestavia Hills, Alabama 35266
Benefits of Membership
Membership of Free The Hops has many benefits, which include:
- Private tastings and other FTH functions
- Invitations to all FTH events
- Free T-shirt
- First chance at tickets for the Magic City Brewfest and the Rocket City Brewfest
- Voting in meetings
- Serving as a leader
- Representing FTH at other events (e.g. speaking at conferences or local meetings)
All Free The Hops members can vote in public Free The Hops issues and can serve
as leaders and directors.
You must be present at the monthly meetings in order to vote on public issues.
Whether as a General Member, a Sustaining Member, or through a basic donation, your support helps us with costs like:
- Print and web hosting costs
- Sponsoring events such as beer tastings
- Lobbying and hosting beer sessions for state legislators
- Educating the public about gourmet beer