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Alabama bottle size bill signed into law!

Discussion in 'US - South' started by StuartCarter, May 16, 2012.

  1. StuartCarter

    StuartCarter Savant (425) Alabama Apr 25, 2006

    Governor Bentley has signed the Free the Hops Gourmet Bottle Bill into law, increasing permissible beer container size to 25.4oz! Woot!
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  2. freduardo

    freduardo Savant (390) Alabama Feb 19, 2007

    amazing news. i'll crack open a good one tonight.
  3. PALMEJ1

    PALMEJ1 Savant (295) Alabama Dec 8, 2008

    Thanks to all those at Free The Hops for their continuing hard work!!!
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  4. xxcarpxx

    xxcarpxx Initiate (0) Alabama Jan 13, 2011

    Much agreed .. cheers to Free The Hops for the long battle they have fought to continually move our beer laws forward ..
    This is absolutely great news...
  5. Very cool. Here in MS I think it will be a while before we get the quality assortment that AL has in spots now. Bombers will carry in additional flavors. Wouldn't mind seeing some Hop Rod Rye in AL (or MS for that matter).
  6. This is awesome news! Can't wait to see all the new selections when I'm "home" later this year.

    Many thanks to Stuart and all the other folks who worked hard to get these antiquated laws changed.
  7. cvm4

    cvm4 Savant (380) Mississippi Apr 27, 2011

    Nicely done Alabama guys... So, does this mean Highland Package will be better organized the next time I go there? It's like a treasure hunt sometimes hehe
  8. StuartCarter

    StuartCarter Savant (425) Alabama Apr 25, 2006

    But who knows what hidden gems lurk within Highland Package Store ;)
  9. Hop City, out of Atlanta, is opening a location in Birmingham within the next couple of months. Will be a good "destination" store for all out of town guests.
  10. I heard that the law allowing bottles larger than 16 oz and up to 23(.something) oz size bottles became official on Aug 1.
    Anyone, know any updates? I'm out of the country right now for another 8 months. I'm kinda "out of pocket" at the moment. And to make it worse, alcohol is illegal where I'm living. I'd love to come home next year to the pleasant surprise of an overturned oppressive bottle law.
  11. correction: up to 25.4 oz bottles
  12. GPHarris

    GPHarris Savant (415) Alabama Mar 21, 2006

    Up to 25.4oz is the new law.
  13. So that bottle in your avatar would still be verboten? ;) Bummer.

    Still, a great step in the right direction!
  14. StuartCarter

    StuartCarter Savant (425) Alabama Apr 25, 2006

    the biggest (hah!) problem was with quarts and 40s. Any container size law that allowed for them would have doomed the law to never passing. We went with 25.4oz / 750ml because that would allow for pretty much every craft and international beer we could want. Also, those huge bottles are disproportionately more expensive and more of a hassle to handle. Also also, we can get them in FL or GA anyway :D

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