The Governor has signed SB294: The Gourmet Bottle Bill into law. This bill increases the permissible bottle size for beer sold in Alabama from 16 oz. to 25.4 oz, legalizing 22 oz. and 750 mL bottles, which are popular formats for craft brewers.

The law goes into effect on August 1, 2012. We would like to thank Free the Hops for their tireless effort over the years, as well as the Alabama Wholesale Beer Association for their considerable effort in passing this legislation.