Tuesday, March 04, 2008
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AP: Alabama House votes to allow specialty beers with higher alcohol content

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama House passed a bill Tuesday that would allow the sale of gourmet and imported beers that have an alcohol content as high as 13.9 percent.

Under current law, beer sold in Alabama can't have an alcohol level higher than 6 percent.

The House passed the measure known around the Statehouse as the "Free the Hops" bill on a 48-42 vote after a spirited debate. ...

The bill now goes to the Senate for debate.

For more info, visit the Free the Hops web site and the Free the Hops blog. Dan Roberts has also been covering the developments in this story regularly on his blog - Daily Dixie.