Help Legalize Homebrewing in Alabama

(From the Brewer’s Association)

The American Homebrewers Association is working with a group of homebrewers in Alabama to legalize homebrewing in the state.
Senate Bill 153, which would legalize homebrewing in Alabama, has been assigned to the Senate Tourism and Marketing Committee.

Dear Alabama AHA, BA and Support Your Local Brewery Members,

Thanks to all of your calls, SB153 passed favorably from the Senate Tourism and Marketing Committee in an unscheduled vote on Tuesday, February 9, proof that phone calls to your elected officials work!

The next step is to get SB153 scheduled for a vote before the full Senate. The Senate Rules Committee sets the schedule for all bills that come before the full Senate.

We ask that you please contact each of the 13 members of the Senate Rules Committee to request that SB153, which would legalize homebrewing in Alabama, be placed on the Special Order Calendar. The Special Order Calendar lists which bills the Senate will vote on during a particular day. There are hundreds of bills waiting their turn. We have to work hard to convince the Rules Committee that our bill is important enough to make the Calendar. Last years homebrew bill did not make the Calendar, so phone calls to the Rules Committee members are critical to getting the bill to a Senate vote.

Calling is easy and will only take about a minute per call. If your time is short, be sure to at least call the Rules Committee Officers Sen. Lowell Barron, Sen. Zeb Little, and Sen. Ted Little. Contact information for the Senate Rules Committee is listed below.

Finally, it is also time to call your own senator to urge him/her to support SB153. If you do not know who your senator is, you can look him/her up via this link: http://www.capitolconnect.com/demoassoc1/legislatorsearch.aspx. We will likely not have any advance warning about when SB153 will reach the floor, so we need to prepare each of our senators to vote in favor of legalizing homebrewing.

Thank you for your support of Alabamas homebrewers!

Charlie Papazian
President
Brewers Association

Gary Glass
Director
American Homebrewers Association
gary@brewersassociation.org

Alabama Senate Rules Committee
Lowell Barron, Chairman

Alabama Senate
11 S. Union Street, Room 729-B
Montgomery, AL 36130
Fax: (334) 353-8277
Phone: (334) 242-7858
Secretarys Email: louise.fenn@alsenate.gov

Business
P.O. Box 65
Fyffe, AL 35971
Phone: (256) 623-2298

Zeb Little, Deputy Chaiman

Alabama Senate
11 S. Union Street, Room 721
Montgomery, AL 36130
Phone: (334) 242-7855
Fax: (334) 353-3970
Email: zeb@zeblittlelawfirm.com
Secretarys Email: senatemail@gmail.com

Business
P.O. Box 2278
Cullman, AL 35056
Phone: (256) 775-7707
Fax: (256) 775-7709

Ted Little, Vice Chairman

Alabama Senate
11 S. Union Street, Room 740
Montgomery, AL 36130
Phone: (334) 242-7865
Fax: (334) 242-8818
Email: tedlittle@mindspring.com

Business
P.O. Box 2366
Auburn, AL 36831-2366
Phone: (334) 887-3472
Fax: (334) 826-7700

Rodger Smitherman, Senate President

Alabama Senate
11 S. Union Street, Room 722
Montgomery, AL 36130
Phone: (334) 242-7870
Fax: (334) 353-7123
Email: rodger.smitherman@alsenate.gov

Business
2029 2nd Avenue, N.
Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone: (205) 322-0012
Fax: (205) 324-2000

Roger Bedford

Alabama Senate
11 S. Union Street, Room 730-B
Montgomery, AL 36130
Fax: (334) 242-4736
Phone: (334) 242-7862
Email: senbedford@aol.com

Business
P.O. Box 370
Russellville, AL 35653
Phone: (256) 332-2880
Fax: (256) 332-7821

Tom Butler

Alabama Senate
11 S. Union Street, Room 733-C
Montgomery, AL 36130
Phone: (334) 242-7854
Fax: (334) 353-9777
Email: senbutler@aol.com

Business
136 Hartington Drive
Madison, AL 35758
Phone: (256) 837-8374
Fax: (256) 837-4355

Bobby Denton

Alabama Senate
11 S. Union Street, Room 719
Montgomery, AL 36130
Phone: (334) 242-7888
Fax: (334) 242-2528
Email: bobby@bobbydenton.com

Business
2206 Lisa Avenue
Muscle Shoals, AL 35661-2673
Phone: (256) 383-1317
Fax: (256) 386-0592

Vivian Figures

Alabama Senate
11 S. Union Street, Room 732
Montgomery, AL 36130
Phone: (334) 242-7871
Fax: (334) 353-9485
Email: vivian.figures@al-legislature.gov

Business
104 South Lawrence Street
Mobile, AL 36602
Phone: (251) 208-5480
Fax: (251) 208-5492

Steve French

Alabama Senate
11 S. Union Street, Room 737
Montgomery, AL 36130
Phone: (334) 242-7851
Fax: (334) 353-9777
Email: steve.french@alsenate.gov

Business
P.O. Box 131428
Birmingham, AL 35213
Phone: (205) 414-7544

Hinton Mitchem

Alabama Senate
11 S. Union Street, Room 733
Montgomery, AL 36130
Fax: (334) 242-2278
Phone: (334) 242-7876
Email: legislator@mclo.org

Business
Marshall County Legislative Office
412-A Gunter Avenue
Guntersville, AL 35976
Phone: (256) 582-0619
Fax: (256) 582-7049

Quinton Ross

Alabama Senate
11 S. Union Street, Room 734
Montgomery, AL 36130
Fax: (334) 242-2210
Phone: (334) 242-7880
Email: qtross2002@hotmail.com

Business
P.O. Box 6183
Montgomery, AL 36106
Fax: (334) 353-9625

Harri Anne Smith

Alabama Senate
11 S. Union Street, Room 735
Montgomery, AL 36130
Phone: (334) 242-7879
Fax: (334) 242-8818
Email: harriannesmith@graceba.net

Business
P.O. Box 640
Slocomb, AL 36375
Phone: (334) 886-2367
Fax: (334) 886-2364

Charles Bishop

Alabama Senate
11 South Union Street, Room 733-D
Montgomery, AL 36130
Phone: (334) 242-7894
Fax: (334) 242-8818

Business
B&D Industrial Mining and Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 1585
Jasper, AL 35502
Phone: (205) 221-4950
Fax: (205) 221-9230

Support
Senate Bill 153 to legalize homebrewing in Alabama.