11 August

Our written comments on the proposed regulations

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Our written comments on the proposed regulations

Warning: Boring documents written by lobbyists and lawyers ahead We appreciate the strong public interest in alcoholic beverage regulations following the recent proposals from the Alabama ABC Board. While the media and public have been primarily concerned with one provision of the proposals, there are actually many changes being suggested. Many of the changes don’t affect […]

4 August

About those proposed regulations

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About those proposed regulations

Alabama lawmakers have passed several updates to the state’s alcoholic beverage laws in recent years. Craft beer fans rightly praise the legislature for bringing Alabama law up-to-date with an evolving industry. However, the real work of regulating Alabama’s alcoholic beverage industry falls to the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. They do this, in part, by adopting rules and regulations. The […]

14 June

City of Montgomery removes growler ban

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City of Montgomery removes growler ban

Last week, the city council of Montgomery approved an Ordinance 26-2016 allowing growlers of draft beer to go in city limits. Although the state law went into effect on June 1, the state’s capital needed to update their ordinances to bring them up to par with new state laws. We would like to thank the staff […]

26 March

Governor Bentley signs HB176 into law

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Governor Bentley signs HB176 into law

On March 24, at 11:00 AM, Governor Bentley signed HB176 into law. This legislation allows breweries and brewpubs in the state to sell up to 288 ounces per person per day for off-premise consumption. It also removes unusual location restrictions for brewpub licensees in Alabama and allows for charitable contributions to nonprofit events. The law […]