Alabama seems to be leading the world in the call for "gourmet beer." It even made the floor of the state legislature:
Jackson, an associate pastor in the Church of God in Christ and an Upward Bound teacher at Alabama Southern Community College in Thomasville, said the bill would allow the sales of gourmet and imported beers, but would not change the alcohol content in most American made beers. "Budweiser will still be Budweiser. Miller will still be Miller. That's what the kids drink," Jackson said. He said most of the beers that would be affected are expensive, costing as much as $7 a beer.Just to be clear, Reverend Jackson is also a member of the state House of Representatives. His efforts received a 49-39 majority but not enough to achieve the 2/3s required to amend the law fixing the maximum level of alcohol in a beer at 6%.