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Thursday, March 05, 2009

Alabama a Step Closer to Popping the Cap

The Alabama House passed a bill earlier this week that could allow a greater variety of craft beer to be sold in the state.

By a 49-37 vote the bill sponsored by Rep. Thomas Jackson passed calling for beer with an alcohol content of up to 13.9 percent by volume to be sold in Alabama. Currently the law sets the top level at 6 percent.

The bill now goes to the Alabama Senate, where a similar bill has already been approved in a committee.

Opponents to the measure claim it would cause drinking and driving to increase in the state. Alabama is one of the few remaining states to have Prohibition ear limits on the books that block many classic styles of Belgian ales, barleywines and other gourmet products.

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