Free the Hops Timeline

2009
May 22

Gourmet Beer Bill Signed Into Law

Governor Bob Riley signs the Gourmet Beer Bill into Law!

2005
March 17

First Press

Free the Hops was the cover story for the St. Patrick’s Day edition of theĀ Birmingham Weekly.

March 16

First Membership Meeting

The first general membership meeting of Free the Hops at Birmingham Beverage.

March 16

FTH Bottle Logo Adopted

Free the Hops bottle logo adopted from local graphic artist Lilla Hood.

2004
December 21

Free the Hops Incorporated

Free the Hops is incorporated as an Alabama non-profit. The initial officers are Danner Kline, President; Lee Winnige, Vice President; Melanie Moore, Secretary; and Brandy Cole, Treasurer.

November 5

First Fundraiser

FREE THE HOPS Night held at locations in Birmingham and Huntsville to raise the funds needed to incorporate as a non-profit.