Ala. beer lovers wait for action on brew bills
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama craft beer loves got a victory with the passage of a bill to allow bigger brew bottles, but they're still waiting action on a measure to make the state the 49th to allow home brewing.
The Legislature approved the bill to allow bottles up to 25.4 ounces last week. A spokeswoman for Gov. Robert Bentley says he hasn't decided whether to sign it.
The bill to legalize home brewing has been passed by the House, but is still waiting on action by the Senate. Wednesday is the Legislature's last regular day.
The Senate Rules Committee controls which bills reach the floor. Chairman Sen. Jabo Waggoner could not be reached.
Craft beer advocates say Alabama has some of the most restrictive regulations but has gotten better in recent years.