Mmmm…Beer! Archive

Pop quiz: What are you doing tomorrow and the next day? If you enjoy delicious beer, scrumptious food and excellent music in a convivial atmosphere, you’ll be heading to the fourth annual Magic City Brewfest! The good folks at Free the Hops (why haven’t you joined yet?), whose efforts resulted in the lifting of the [...]

Beer Roundup

Happy Hour Guys profile Free the Hops! and the J. Clyde: Update on Freddy’s: Barring a miracle, the saloon will be demolished so some fatcats can have a new arena. Freddy’s supporters staged a protest and last hurrah. RIP. PA Keystone LCB Kops raid bars for illegal beers on anonymous tip. Update These raids illustrate [...]

Eminent Domain abuse in NYC threatens award-winning neighborhood saloon: More here and here. Another gentle reminder to keep calling and emailing your state representatives and senators urging them to support the Alabama Brewery Modernization Act (Free the Hops’ legislative effort for this session) and the Homebrew Legalization Act (not an FTH effort, but of course [...]

Beer Roundup!

First things first: Remember to keep calling and emailing your state representatives and senators urging them to support the Alabama Brewery Modernization Act (Free the Hops’ legislative effort for this session) and the Homebrew Legalization Act (not an FTH effort, but of course they wholeheartedly support it.) As always, keep informed and active by visiting [...]

And the beat goes on…After last year’s victory in raising the ABV limit for beer here in ‘bama, there are two more battles this legislative session (going on now!) important for folks who dig liberty as well as a tasty brew. Currently, Alabama brewers of which there aren’t many due to the regulations I’m about [...]

Come on out to the 3rd annual Magic City Brewfest at Sloss this weekend! The Friday Session lasts from 7-11pm and the Saturday Session from 3-7pm. Enjoy over 200 beers, including several above the recently retired six percent limit, food and music. If you haven’t already, join Free the Hops, the sponsor of the Brewfest [...]

As most of you are no doubt aware, Governor Riley signed the Gourmet Beer Bill into law on Friday. While I’d like to think that my first post as Birmingham’s Political Issues Examiner this past Thursday had something to do with it, the truth is that this victory is the result of the efforts of [...]

This Tuesday, May 16th, will be the first meeting on the Birmingham chapter of Liberty on the Rocks, which is a social club for folks who are fans of freedom. The festivities begin at 7pm at the J. Clyde on Southside. Our very special guests for this initial event are the crew of the Motorhome [...]

As y’all know, I recently joined the twittersphere. It appears that state senator Erwin, who is holding up the Gourmet Beer Bill, has also been tweetin’. As indefatigable freedom fighter Steve Gordon notes, Mr. Erwin has been tweeting away about his thus far successful efforts at filibustering to prevent the Gourmet Beer Bill from being [...]

Speaking of ridiculous laws and impediments to progress, senator Hank Erwin is filibustering efforts to get Alabama’s six percent cap on beer removed. And one local blogger, liberty-lover and brew connoisseur is having none of it: Hell hath no fury like a beer aficionado scorned. Steve Gordon is on a roll. He’s calling out state [...]