Can't have you selling the non-poisonous stuff and leeching rightful income away from the state. Oh, and won't something think of the poor blind children who should be getting into Dad's Chivas Regal? I often marvel that homebrewing wasn't/hasn't been quashed under the same logic. I know the feds are losing a tiny piece of revenue because of my efforts
I went looking for state tax rates and found this PDF. No wonder Alabama doesn't want to legalize homebrew -- the beer tax in 2009 was $1.05 a gallon.
I think someone needs to make the point to them that the ingredients for a 5 gallon batch of beer - $20 worth of extract, $20 worth of hops, $15 worth of yeast, so $55 in Montgomery would bring in $5.50 in tax, which is $1.10 per gallon. Let alone the money spent on equipment.
They won't know enough to know that those ingredients would make you a strong hoppy beer and you can make other beer for cheaper, let alone all grain and yeast ranching. You don't want to overwhelm them with facts and details, they don't seem too fond of those.