The laws here in the south still need some work, but these steps are signs of progress. Props to Free the Hops in AL and Raise your Pints in MS for all their hard work to change antiquated laws.
There are three things I would like to see. 1) homebrewing prohibition lifted. 2) On premise sales for breweries. 3) Relaxation of some of the strict brewpub laws. Homebrew prohibition is going to fall in the next couple of years. The other two I'm not so sure about, especially the 2nd because it takes profits out of the hands of our distributors. But if we get those three lifted then there is not much more work that needs done.
One sour note: Arrogant Bastard has been denied in Al due to the name. (insert eyeroll).
Also, the Alabama Brewers Guild had as much, if not more, to do with the passage of the bottle law as did FTH.