Yeah, some of the laws and backward thinking bull$&!t in Alabama laws is quite embarrassing for the state as a whole. But the homebrew law is on the cusp of going away. I think it's less than a year away.
OTOH There are a bunch of DUMB ASS politicians in Alabama so I would not be surprised if it took another 5 years. Be surprised if it took longer than that though. Stuff's changing fast down here. (Thank God!) In some ways our beer laws have progressed to the point where they are actually better than many parts of the country. Pennsylvania, for one.