It seems Alabama is the last state where that’s the case, after Mississippi’s governor recently signed legislation that removed the threat of arrest for those making their own brews in that state.
Legislators risk the ire of voters who have no tolerance for loosening any restrictions on alcohol, which is a big reason that the state stands alone in the current prohibition.
But a bill has been introduced that would change that, and Gov. Robert Bentley says it’s fine with him as long as the hobbyists don’t sell what they make.
That’s as it should be. The bill makes that clear, and sets limits on how much can be produced.
This is the fifth year the bill has been introduced. It got through the Alabama House last