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Yellowhammer to go!
« on: March 24, 2016, 07:34:54 PM »
The Alabama just signed a bill allowing breweries in Alabama to sell beer to go! We can't get our growlers filled until June 1 but I am looking forward to filling a growler at Yellowhammer.

The bill also allows brewpubs in non historic buildings. That should open up the brewpub seen a bit.

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Re: Yellowhammer to go!
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2016, 09:12:41 PM »
Awesome! Welcome to the 20th century Alabama!

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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2016, 09:22:43 PM »
One of the last to legalize homebrewing is now becoming more progressive.

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Re: Yellowhammer to go!
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2016, 09:32:05 PM »
Hey, now. Come to Huntsville and see progressive and the 21st century.

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« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2016, 09:35:43 PM »
Huntsville is only "technically" in Alabama.  ;)

Gotta come up with a first bomber brewery only release here soon. Thinking about rye imperial stout recipe I really like.

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Re: Yellowhammer to go!
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2016, 09:38:58 PM »

Hey, now. Come to Huntsville and see progressive and the 21st century.
Purely in relation to beer. I have no knowledge of anything else in Alabama.

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« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2016, 09:48:34 PM »


Hey, now. Come to Huntsville and see progressive and the 21st century.
Purely in relation to beer. I have no knowledge of anything else in Alabama.
Just kidding.

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« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2016, 10:02:07 PM »
I have come to love Alabama (especially Huntsville). Yeah, we have our problems and our nut bags but so does everywhere else. Hunstville is a very progressive city. Anyone could be comfortable here. Except in July and August. Those months suck.

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Re: Yellowhammer to go!
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2016, 10:03:05 PM »
Well now... that means I can brings some growlers next time through! Awesome!



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« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2016, 12:53:55 PM »
When I first moved to ALabama in 1993 beer laws were entirely backwards. You couldn't buy beer over 6% ABV (but could buy 14% ABV wine on the same grocery store isle) and laws were so restrictive that it made the first brewpubs and breweries serious pioneers.

Now, thanks to a huge grass roots movement which I am proud to say I was a part of helping to shape, we have some of the easiest beer laws in the country. We can brew and sell beer up to`12% ABV, we can have a brewery, winery and distillery all on the same location and we can sell growlers to go and up to a case of beer per day per person (and 1.75L liquor per day per person).

Look for a distillery on site at YHB coming late this year, plans are already in the works. Probably going to be getting a winery license as well so that we can at least start serving cider.

Alabama has finally stepped out of the way and has created a climate where a brewery can be successful and profitable!

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Re: Yellowhammer to go!
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2016, 02:34:48 PM »
Congratulations! That's totally awesome! The sort of politics I like hearing about. :D

Blue laws are collapsing. Now with a triple threat Alabama can be held up as a seriously progressive example in the alcoholic beverages industry.

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Re: Yellowhammer to go!
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2016, 02:44:45 PM »
Look for a distillery on site at YHB coming late this year, plans are already in the works. Probably going to be getting a winery license as well so that we can at least start serving cider.


Awesome, Keith. Congrats!
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Re: Yellowhammer to go!
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2016, 03:08:17 PM »
That is great!  I didn't know a brewery could make a profit. All  I hear is you can't start small and become profitable. Guess you gave a big fly the bird to that Kieth. Good on ya man!! 


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Re: Yellowhammer to go!
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2016, 10:13:01 PM »
I'm looking forward to filling my growler with your special release 1 June Keith!
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« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2016, 01:39:41 PM »
That is great!  I didn't know a brewery could make a profit. All  I hear is you can't start small and become profitable. Guess you gave a big fly the bird to that Kieth. Good on ya man!! 


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We aren't actually profitable yet, but we are projected to be profitable after next year (but we didn't have the growler bill passing in our projections, so it may actually come sooner). We are still growing and operating at a loss. If it wasn't for a very supportive wife who works her ass off to support me and my family there is no way I could do this. I make some money, but barely more than I did the year I graduated college. And I basically worked 3 years for free and invested a lot of money. I'm not saying it is different than any other start up business, but the warnings of starting a brewery are legit. And failure is still a possibility for us even now.
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