Friday, May 15, 2009

Help Free the Hops in Alabama

The campaign to Free the Hops in Alabama scored a major win yesterday afternoon when the state Senate passed the Gourmet Beer Bill, which would lift Alabama's current 6.0% ABV restriction on beer. Read more about it here, but currently in Alabama wine has an ABV cap of 24% and no container size restrictions and liquor can be up to 100% ABV and also has no container size restrictions, while beer ABV is capped at the aforementioned 6.0% and can be sold in containers no larger than 16 ounces. Absurd.

The final step to having the bill become official is to have the Governor sign it into law, and that is where you come into play. If you live in Alabama or have friends or family in Alabama, please send a brief message to the Governor's office via phone/fax/email letting him know that you support the bill with a quick explanation as to why. Here's the contact info for Governor Riley:

Switchboard: (334) 242-7100
Fax: (334) 353-0004
Email form:

Let's help to make all of the efforts of the Free the Hops campaign pay off!