Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Homebrew hearing today

The Alabama Senate's Tourism & Marketing Committee today is set for a public hearing on a bill that would legalize home brewing of beer, cider and wine. The hearing is set for 1 p.m. in room 727 of the State House.

Text of the bill, Senate Bill 355, is here. The Star's capitol correspondent, Markeshia Ricks, plans to be there. I'll let you know what she hears.

EDIT (3:40 p.m.): Haven't heard from Markeshia yet, but folks posting on the Free the Hops message board seem to think it went well. John Little of the Auburn Brew Club has posted an mp3 recording from the hearing here (I haven't listened yet - hard to do here in the office).