Thursday, February 12, 2009

Free The Hops
Efforts are under way in Alabama to remove the draconian beer laws. Currently beer has to be 6% alcohol by volume or less. That means no Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Clearly the authorities are misguided.

Free The Hops | Alabamians For Specialty Beer (FTH) is a grassroots, non-profit organization whose mission is to help bring the highest quality beers in the world to Alabama. These beers are commonly referred to as craft beers due to the skill and artistry required to brew them, but they are also appropriately classified as specialty or gourmet. You might think of them as the Mercedes of beers.

The Trappist beers of Belgium are excellent examples of the beers FTH seeks to bring to Alabama. These beers which are made by Trappist monks include Chimay Grand Reserve, Westmalle Dubbel, Orval, and Rochefort 10 to name just a few. Savored and enjoyed like the finest wines or scotches, they are inarguably among the best beers in the world.

Here is an AP article about the legislation. The article was in no way harmed by me.

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