Home brewing is officially legal

Home brewing is now legal in Alabama. Alabama had been the only state banning the home brewing of beer and wine, but the Legislature passed a bill Tuesday. And Governor Robert Bentley has now signed the bill. The new law takes effect immediately.

The American Homebrewers Association estimates there are 5,000 home brewers in Alabama, even though the practice has been illegal. The new law allows them to make 15 gallons of beer or wine every three months. It cannot be sold.