So , did they need approval to be in possession of home brew supplies from the abc? Was that the letter of the law that was broken? I thought they had their liquor license already. They probably confiscated the books and hops as evidence to support the other stuff they confiscated. I suppose the other homebrewing shops are also breaking the law as it is written, but they are not under the scrutiny of the ABC because they have no liquor license. As I see it, as bad as this is for hop city to have to deal with this loss, this could be the catalist that helps to get home brewing legalized in AL. This will get more publicity as Hop city defends itself, and maybe that will draw enough attention to this issue to push this legislation through to get it legalized and change this poorly written law about alcohol making supplies to exempt home brewing supplies.