The bell tolls for the 6% law in MS.

A grassroots organization is forming there, and they are going to get legislation introduced–probably in 2008–to shed that vestige of Prohibition that plagues their fine state just as it plagues ours.

I wish them the best of luck, and have already offered to help them in any way I can. I hope Free The Hops’ efforts in a neighboring state have helped blazed the trail and might make their campaign a little easier.

But guys: please don’t beat us.

I’m afraid if our Senate doesn’t rise above the personal vendettas that are keeping it frustratingly deadlocked, we won’t get the chance to pass the Gourmet Beer Bill this year in Alabama and may have resort to another attempt in 2008. At which point MS might beat us to the punch.

Alabama, don’t let it happen. Everyone, call your Senator today and urge him or her to work toward a compromise. There’s a lot more than the Gourmet Beer Bill on the line. A tremendous amount of legislation to help and improve Alabama has passed the House this year, and none of it can become law if the Senate doesn’t start passing bills.

Let’s get this thing done, folks.