There are two states in the United states of America that restrict the residents to brew their own beer in their own personal spaces in spite of the fact that it has been made legal since the year 1979, the respective states are Mississippi and Alabama. This is mostly due to the interference of religion and morality arguments. However a case has been taken up and the hearing is to be scheduled soon. This might be the first time in the history of the state that such a case appears in Alabama state legislature. There has been many incidents when the residents were detained from establishing their own home breweries in spite of their right to do so.
People have started looking at it, not merely as an issue concerning beer but that concerns civil liberties. They also argue that if it is possible to do it commercially then what is the hindrance in doing it in one’s own kitchen. Alabama Citizens Action Program or ALCAP leads the opposition against the passing of the bill. The leader, named Joe Godfrey suggests that passing of the bill is threatening and would be entirely responsible for alcoholism in the state. He says, it starts rom home brewing and tasting. In spite of the controversy the hobbyists are still optimistic about their bill getting passed, however the rest would have to wait till the jury gets back after their break.