MOBILE, Alabama — Mobile County prosecutor Keith Blackwood is, according to posts made to his now-defunct Twitter account, a libertarian, a cigar aficionado and somewhat of a foodie. He’s also a criminal.
That’s because Blackwood has, on occasion, brewed his own beer, a hobby that is perfectly legal in 48 states — 49 if Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signs a bill recently approved in the state’s Legislature.
It’s also legal under federal law, has been since the 1970s. President Barack Obama famously has a homebrew setup in the White House.
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