Alabama bottle size bill signed into law!

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

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  1. StuartCarter

    StuartCarter Initiate (0) Apr 25, 2006 Alabama

    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 Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2007 Alabama

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

    PALMEJ1 Aspirant (214) Dec 8, 2008 Alabama
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    Thanks to all those at Free The Hops for their continuing hard work!!!
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  4. xxcarpxx

    xxcarpxx Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2011 Alabama

    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. GoblueMS

    GoblueMS Initiate (150) Feb 24, 2009 Mississippi

    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. OskarsBamaBlues

    OskarsBamaBlues Initiate (156) Jun 28, 2005 Georgia
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    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 Meyvn (1,133) Apr 27, 2011 Mississippi
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    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 Initiate (0) Apr 25, 2006 Alabama

    But who knows what hidden gems lurk within Highland Package Store :wink:
  9. DeaconBluez

    DeaconBluez Initiate (0) Jul 30, 2005 Alabama

    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. maketheheartglad

    maketheheartglad Aspirant (261) Mar 26, 2012 North Carolina

    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. maketheheartglad

    maketheheartglad Aspirant (261) Mar 26, 2012 North Carolina

    correction: up to 25.4 oz bottles
  12. GPHarris

    GPHarris Meyvn (1,146) Mar 21, 2006 Alabama
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    Up to 25.4oz is the new law.
  13. woosterbill

    woosterbill Poo-Bah (2,616) Apr 6, 2009 Kentucky
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    So that bottle in your avatar would still be verboten? :wink: Bummer.

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

    StuartCarter Initiate (0) Apr 25, 2006 Alabama

    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 :grinning:
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