Specifically, the Montgomery Advertiser was focusing on the statutory red tape that the new owners of the Montgomery Brewpub location will face unless the law is changed.
There is one factual error in the article, a simple mistake.
Because along with the other restrictions, brewpubs can be located only in historical buildings or districts and must be located in wet counties that had a licensed brewery prior to Prohibition, there are only a handful in the state. If Montgomery’s does not reopen, there would be only four in the state — in Huntsville, Mobile, Birmingham and Auburn.
There are actually no currently-operating “brewpubs” in Alabama. Huntsville and Birmingham have breweries that do not have the brewpub license, which means they can not sell beer on-premise at the brewery. Mobile and Auburn used to have brewpubs but they both closed.