I know it’s been a little quiet around here. The best excuse I can give is that all of the Free the Hops leadership are volunteers. When there’s no major event to be planned or a legislative session going on, we try our best to convince our family, friends, bosses and/or subordinates that we can put as much energy into the other parts of our lives as we put into beer.

In a week, however, the mad dash known as the 30 legislative days begins again. We have proposed a comprehensive reform of the brewery and brewpub laws in Alabama, and we will be pushing that with the same energy that you’ve come to expect.