21 January

Badlun Brothers Imperial Porter: Our 2016 Guild Collaboration Beer

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Badlun Brothers Imperial Porter: Our 2016 Guild Collaboration Beer

Who are the Badlun Brothers? In the fall of 1819, just before Alabama was admitted to the Union as the 22nd state, James and William Badlun established the state’s first commercial brewery on their ten acres of land just west of downtown Huntsville.[1]The Alabama Republican, September 11, 1819.[2]The Alabama Republican, August 19, 1820. They advertised: Porter, Ale, and Beer, of a […]

12 January

Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Study Commission makes recommendations

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Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Study Commission makes recommendations

The joint legislative Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Study Commission on Tuesday approved their recommendations for the 2016 legislative session. The commission was formed to study Alabama’s laws related to the manufacture, distribution, and sale of alcoholic beverages to determine if they are competitive, congruent, and consistent with laws across the United States. As it relates to […]

19 December

Alabama’s Congressional delegation supports the craft brewing industry

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Alabama’s Congressional delegation supports the craft brewing industry

6 of Alabama’s 7 members of Congress cosponsor the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act of 2015 As of December 18, the federal Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act of 2015 (H.R. 2903) has 156 cosponsors in the United States House of Representatives. This legislation is strongly supported by the Brewers Association as well […]

9 November

How Colorado helped its craft brewing industry reach the top

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How Colorado helped its craft brewing industry reach the top

The next state with “responsible and progressive” laws that the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Study Commission will visit is Colorado. The Brewers Association currently ranks them as the #1 state for per-capita economic impact from craft beer, so we are happy with the selection. They must be doing something right. Colorado’s Brewery Laws Although we primarily focused […]