Underground brewing in the U.S. south

Here’s a piece from CNNRadio about how there are STILL hold-out states (Alabama and Mississippi) that still outlaw homebrewing. Listen to how activists (hoptivists? revo-brew-tionaries?) are trying to drag these states into reality.

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By Tommy Andres, CNN

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Montgomery, Alabama (CNN) — Despite the fact that it has been federally legal since 1979, there are still two U.S. states that don’t allow residents to make beer in their own homes: Alabama and Mississippi.

The issue is expected to be one of the first to surface in Alabama’s state legislature as lawmakers there head back to session this week, and a colorful standoff is likely.

Homebrew laws have failed to materialize for the past five years, with religion and morality arguments narrowly beating out the estimated 5,000 underground homebrewers in the state who say their civil liberties are on the line.

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