Alabama Last to Prohibit Home Brewing

Alabama Last to Prohibit Home Brewing

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With Mississippi legalizing home brewing, Alabama is now the only state that doesn't allow citizens to brew small amounts of beer or wine at home for personal use.

Home brewing enthusiasts have been trying since 2009 to get the Alabama Legislature to legalize what several thousand people are already doing illegally. But they have always met with strong opposition. The Alabama House is tentatively scheduled to take up a home brewing bill when legislators return from spring break on April 2.

Brant Warren of the Right to Brew organization says he's more optimistic than he has ever been about the bill passing.

The Rev. Joe Godfrey of the Alabama Citizen Action Program says it will be harmful for children to see their parents making alcohol at home.

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