Mississippi — good, ol’ Mississippi — became state No. 49 earlier this year when its governor signed that state’s home-brew bill into law.
In the United States, home brewing is universally seen as a legal, safe, fun activity.
Then there’s Alabama.
Thus far, our state has said “No!” to home brewing. Previous home-brewing bills have died in Montgomery as opponents lump home brewing in with all sorts of social evils linked to the consumption of strong drink.
Pro-brewing activists believe this year’s bill may finally bring Alabama into the home-brewing version of the 21st century.
We’ll believe it when it happens.