Another attempt at compromise falls apart. If the Senate doesn’t pass any bills, the Gourmet Beer Bill will be one of several hundred not passed.
All we can do is continue to wait and hope for the best. Also, be encouraged that we could still see some success in 2007 during a special session. While regular bills cannot be considered during a special session (our statewide bill would have to wait until next year’s regular session), local bills can be considered during a special session.
So if the Senate doesn’t get its act together, we will take steps to re-advertise local ABV bills in Madison, Jefferson, Montgomery, Mobile, and Baldwin counties, and those areas could see the limit lifted in 2007.
I’ll continue to post more frequent updates here, and send out a newsletter when something more concrete is known.