New state law gives rise to breweries

We've had a few Birmingham area breweries on Talk of Alabama, and the number of breweries across the state continues to grow. {}Over the years, ABC 33/40 has covered the efforts of the group "Free the Hops" to change state law that kept breweries from selling beer on the same site where they make it.

That all changed last year, and WAAY-TV, an ABC affiliate in Huntsville, now reports that the city of Huntsville has its first brewery downtown. {}It's called "Below the Radar." {}"Free the Hops"member Rich Vartain told the station that about a dozen breweries are now open statewide as a result of the law change.