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Re: Alabama passes gourmet bottle bill
« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2012, 02:16:21 PM »
I have never understood why our elected officials have to be involved in bottle sizes. I can remember when 8oz. stubbies had to be approved by state government. How ridiculous is that?
I'll take a stab at why it might not be so ridiculous.  40s of malt liquor.

Okay, 1 large bottle, 8 stubbies, 4 regular size bottles, 3 pints. What difference does it make? It's still 40+ ounces of beer to be consumed.

Yes.  The container should make no difference, particularly when, as Major pointed out, you can buy larger containers of stronger stuff.

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Re: Alabama passes gourmet bottle bill
« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2012, 02:32:32 PM »
I have never understood why our elected officials have to be involved in bottle sizes. I can remember when 8oz. stubbies had to be approved by state government. How ridiculous is that?
I'll take a stab at why it might not be so ridiculous.  40s of malt liquor.

Okay, 1 large bottle, 8 stubbies, 4 regular size bottles, 3 pints. What difference does it make? It's still 40+ ounces of beer to be consumed.

Yes.  The container should make no difference, particularly when, as Major pointed out, you can buy larger containers of stronger stuff.

I never even would have thought that someone couldn't get a 750ml of Belgian beer...

We had a similarly stupid law in Florida up until 2001.  Beer could only be sold in 8, 12, 16, or 32 ounce containers (after that it was OK).  So we had almost no European beers and no 22 ounce bombers.
As I understand it the law was originally enacted in the late 50's to punish Miller for not putting their new brewery in Jacksonville, building it in Georgia instead.  They had 7 (or was it 7.5?) ounce bottles.
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Re: Alabama passes gourmet bottle bill
« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2012, 03:06:42 PM »



We had a similarly stupid law in Florida up until 2001.  Beer could only be sold in 8, 12, 16, or 32 ounce containers (after that it was OK).  So we had almost no European beers and no 22 ounce bombers.
As I understand it the law was originally enacted in the late 50's to punish Miller for not putting their new brewery in Jacksonville, building it in Georgia instead.  They had 7 (or was it 7.5?) ounce bottles.

i remember drinking st. pauli girl bottles when i lived their in the early 80's.  of coarse usually just got a quart of schlitz bull back then...
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Re: Alabama passes gourmet bottle bill
« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2012, 05:55:08 AM »
We had a similarly stupid law in Florida up until 2001.  Beer could only be sold in 8, 12, 16, or 32 ounce containers (after that it was OK).  So we had almost no European beers and no 22 ounce bombers.
As I understand it the law was originally enacted in the late 50's to punish Miller for not putting their new brewery in Jacksonville, building it in Georgia instead.  They had 7 (or was it 7.5?) ounce bottles.

Nice that they fixed that...but didn't that create your ridiculous no-64oz-growlers law at the same time?
last I checked anything between 32 and 128 ounces was still illegal?

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Re: Alabama passes gourmet bottle bill
« Reply #19 on: May 17, 2012, 06:21:31 AM »
Unfortunately, they let the homebrew bill die last night.  Another year before they can try again to legalize homebrew in AL.
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Re: Alabama passes gourmet bottle bill
« Reply #20 on: May 17, 2012, 06:33:27 AM »
We had a similarly stupid law in Florida up until 2001.  Beer could only be sold in 8, 12, 16, or 32 ounce containers (after that it was OK).  So we had almost no European beers and no 22 ounce bombers.
As I understand it the law was originally enacted in the late 50's to punish Miller for not putting their new brewery in Jacksonville, building it in Georgia instead.  They had 7 (or was it 7.5?) ounce bottles.

Nice that they fixed that...but didn't that create your ridiculous no-64oz-growlers law at the same time?
last I checked anything between 32 and 128 ounces was still illegal?

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No, that is a left-over from the original stupid law.  At least we can get growler fills now, just not in the normal sizes that everybody else in the country has.  Pints are fine for me anyway.
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Re: Alabama passes gourmet bottle bill
« Reply #21 on: May 17, 2012, 08:25:16 AM »
Unfortunately, they let the homebrew bill die last night.  Another year before they can try again to legalize homebrew in AL.

AAARRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHH!  Sorry, guys.
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Re: Alabama passes gourmet bottle bill
« Reply #22 on: May 17, 2012, 08:39:45 AM »
we don't mind being outlaws.  ;) It's the principle of the thing though.
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Re: Alabama passes gourmet bottle bill
« Reply #23 on: May 17, 2012, 08:49:17 AM »
Unfortunately, they let the homebrew bill die last night.  Another year before they can try again to legalize homebrew in AL.

AAARRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHH!  Sorry, guys.

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Re: Alabama passes gourmet bottle bill
« Reply #24 on: May 17, 2012, 08:57:41 AM »
Unfortunately, they let the homebrew bill die last night.  Another year before they can try again to legalize homebrew in AL.

AAARRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHH!  Sorry, guys.

Yes, it is too bad, it's an unfortunate consequence of democracy. ;)

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Re: Alabama passes gourmet bottle bill
« Reply #25 on: May 17, 2012, 10:22:20 AM »
Unfortunately, they let the homebrew bill die last night.  Another year before they can try again to legalize homebrew in AL.

Damn, that sucks.

On the bright side, next year won't be an election year, so I would guess it should be a little bit easier. Keep up the pressure, and we will be rooting for you again next year.
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