Everyone is searching for words to respond to the devastation that hit Alabama and other states last week. As with everyone else, we are at a loss.

Free the Hops is an organization of individuals, and all of us were impacted by the storms to some degree. Many of us are simply shocked by the destruction. Many have been volunteering in our community. Others have lost their homes. Beer legislation, obviously, has not been a top priority. As we all begin the long road back to normality in Alabama, however, you can be sure we will continue our cause.