Eat Drink Birmingham
A craft beer and food pairing experience
It’s no secret that beer distributors are the primary opposition to expanding direct sales in Alabama to match national norms. It may seem unlikely that Alabama’s beer distributors will ever support growlers from the brewery, but it is not without precedent.
When craft beer supporters see a legal problem that is keeping their local brewers down, they immediately point their finger at the three-tier system. Too often, it is seen as the source of everything keeping craft beer down in America.
The manufacturing tier of the $100 billion beer industry in the United States is opening up. Will Alabama be able to fairly compete with other states? Or will it continue its unusual restrictions on beer manufacturing and ignore thousands of jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars in state GDP.