Tuesday, January 19, 2010

SB153 Homebrew Bill

Correction: This is not a Free the Hops bill. It is being pushed by a network of Alabama Home Brewers. More information can be found at Auburn Brew Club

Here is another bill that I will be supporting this year and that I hope my readers in Alabama will support as well. SB153 is being pushed by a network of Alabama home brewers and sponsored by Senator Larry Dixon (who knew he could do anything progressive that allows more personal freedom?) This bill would allow anyone over the age of 21 to brew beer, mead, cider and wine for personal use. It does not allow for home brew to be sold.

I hope it passes. I've always wanted to try my hand at wine making. I know I am damn good at wine drinking :)


sixstring said...

I didn't know making home brew or wine was illegal(probably not enforced). My parents did it many years ago. I guess they were Lucky the "man" didn't find out.

Loretta Nall said...

Yeah its one of those bills on the books that isn't enforced. I've known people who have brewed at home for years. There are (or were) a number of retail stores in Alabama that sold the equipment to do it at home.

Don said...

Loretta, when you want to try your hand at making muscadine wine (instead of just eating them) you know where you can come to get as many as there are on my vines around the middle of August because you’ve been here before. There will be no charge, like before, other than just to sit and talk politics for a while.

I would accept a hug by way expressing your appreciation though. :-)