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Alabama lifts ban on selling Bastard-named beers

Discussion in 'Beer News' started by Rzzzzz, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. Rzzzzz

    Rzzzzz Advocate (595) California Nov 10, 2007

    More positive news from Alabama ...
    philbe311 likes this.
  2. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,355) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002 Verified

    Cool for my brotheren and sisteren in Alabama! Those are probably not real words but you get my meaning.:rolleyes:
  3. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poobah (1,440) California Mar 18, 2010 Verified

    How sad that it got banned in the first place.
  4. rolltide8425

    rolltide8425 Advocate (685) Pennsylvania Feb 18, 2011 Verified

    As a born and raised Alabamian it makes me extremely happy to see the beer laws steadily getting less and less stringent. Too bad it wasn't this way when I lived there.
  5. jakenunes

    jakenunes Zealot (80) California Jan 28, 2011

    So...what about Stone's Arrogant Bastard??
  6. Holland

    Holland Advocate (525) Illinois Apr 7, 2011 Verified

    I think there is a bottle size limit. Maybe Oaked bastard will be there in six packs.
  7. brettski1

    brettski1 Zealot (85) California Nov 25, 2009 Verified

    So... Dirty Fat Backwoods 12 ounce bastards are ok. But BIG bastards are still iffy?
  8. StuartCarter

    StuartCarter Savant (485) Alabama Apr 25, 2006

    Not any more! 1 August, container size limit went up to 25.4oz!

    Also, Stone does not distribute in AL yet. Their loss :p
  9. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Advocate (570) Colorado Dec 9, 2011 Verified

    Looks like Alabama had a epiphany, beer wise.
  10. StuartCarter

    StuartCarter Savant (485) Alabama Apr 25, 2006

    No. It's the result of thousands of hours of patient work by thousands of Alabamians working to change the laws.
    nate8767, YogiBeer, albertq17 and 3 others like this.
  11. SHODriver

    SHODriver Advocate (575) Louisiana Aug 13, 2010

    that and them realizing that they were losing business and depriving themselves of revenue dollars at a time when most states are in the red.
  12. Yeah they probably still have a problem with the label "Arrogant". I mean seriously, a law against "Bastard" labeled products...I am sure they have bigger problems than that, as do all other states in this country. Unbelievable!!! Off of my soapbox...carry on.
  13. StuartCarter

    StuartCarter Savant (485) Alabama Apr 25, 2006

    Stone are not in Alabama, so there is no way to tell what, if anything, will happen when they come here.
  14. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Savant (485) Illinois May 10, 2012

    Durprised they didnt levy a new tax on all beers with names that contain profanity.
  15. jivex5k

    jivex5k Advocate (660) Florida Apr 13, 2011

    Good to read =)
  16. hjpotter

    hjpotter Initiate (20) Aug 17, 2012

    Maybe now they can also get Stone Double Bastard Ale. :)
  17. Skoallrebel

    Skoallrebel Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2012

    when and why was this banned in the first place??
  18. Someone needs to immediately name a beer 'Bama Bastard.
  19. John_M

    John_M Moderator (1,215) Oregon Oct 25, 2003 Staff Member Verified

    Sorry.... just couldn't resist.
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  20. RochefortChris

    RochefortChris Champion (845) North Carolina Oct 2, 2012 Verified

    How about stuff like Bitch Creek, Old Leghumper, Old Chub, Lucifer and what ever else is suggestive? Too edgy for the square state of Alabama?
  21. StuartCarter

    StuartCarter Savant (485) Alabama Apr 25, 2006

    Of the above, only Oskar Blues (ALL of their beers) and Lucifer are for sale in Alabama. And the whole point of this thread is that the ABC caved on the restriction of the Bastard named beers.
  22. Won't somebody please think of the children?
    RochefortChris likes this.