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Free the Hops

After some tireless work by a group of avid beer fans in Alabama called Free the Hops, on May 14th, the Alabama Senate passed bill HB373, which will raise the cap on the percentage of alcohol by volume from 6 percent to 13.9 percent. I ran into a few folks that came up from Alabama for the Dogfish Head Brunch on Sunday, and needless to say, they were very excited. The bill is currently sitting on the governor's desk.
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Another vote on specialty beer in Alabama

Food & Drink / Beer : Beer Therapy (6 years ago)

The vote on Alabama’s “Gourmet Beer” bill could come as early as tomorrow. “Free The Hops” is asking for your help: “Because the Gourmet Beer Bill has already passed the State House of Representatives, this is the final step before... Read Post

Alabamians Finally Free to Drink Better Beer

Food & Drink / Beer : Blog About Beer (5 years ago)

There is some great news to report in the spread of good quality craft beer across these United States - it seems that just this past Friday Alabama governor, Bob Riley, signed bill #HB373 — the state’s “Gourmet Beer Bill” — into la... Read Post

Birth of a Nation’s Common Sense: States Raise Caps on Alcohol By Volume

Food & Drink / Beer : Beerjanglin (5 years ago)

According to today’s USA Today, several states in this great land of ours are raising their caps on alcohol percentage in commercially-available beers. These changes are, no doubt, partially a result of lobbying, both by special int... Read Post


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