Many of you are probably aware by now that the Alabama bill did not get called up for a Senate vote on the last day of the 2012 legislative session, and so died along with several other bills that also didn't get a vote.
Obviously this is not the outcome we were hoping for, however, this year's homebrew bill got further than any previous attempt to legalize homebrewing in Alabama. We now have a bill that we know can pass the House and Senate committee. Word is that it also had enough votes to pass the Senate, had it come up for a vote. The bill language is set and we have willing sponsors in both the House and Senate for 2013. That means identical bills can be filed prior to the start of the 2013 session, giving them much more time to work their way through both chambers.
So, while it is very disappointing that homebrew legalization was not passed this year, things are looking more promising than ever for 2013.