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The Hops are free! It’s time to celebrate!

Free the Hops glass - courtesy of freethehops.orgThis morning Governor Riley signed the “Free the Hops” bill into law, news that seemed to make most of the folks here in Birmingham and the rest of the state of Alabama quite happy as Memorial Day weekend begins.

Here in the Magic City, it’s been announced that there will be a celebration this evening at The J. Clyde beginning at 5 p.m. that will feature a cask ale courtesy of Good People Brewing Company. It also means that all drinks and appeitzers will be $4.

Photo: Courtesy of freethehops.org.

UPDATE: What does “brain drain” mean in Birmingham?

UPDATE: 5.14.2009,  WBHM has posted audio from an interview with Jerry Hartley conducted by their own Andrew Yeager. Their piece also contains additional side notes to the story.

Yesterday’s Five Points South Merchants Association meeting on Birmingham’s Southside apparently became a little “contentious” towards the end as it looks like The J. Clyde owner Jerry Hartley and Mayor Larry Langford appeared to have different opinions about the term “brain drain” and what it means for our region’s future.

I’ve got an opinion and I’ve posted it over on My Birmingham.

We’d love hear your thoughts about whether or not Birmingham’s suffering from a brain drain over on Magic City Question.

A quiet day on The Hub, so come be Terminally Happy!

We’ve spent most of the day in meetings with some of our fellow media outlets (some planned, some unplanned), leading to the silence on this Monday morning. We’d like to thank them (you know who you are) for taking some time to pow wow about some things. Hopefully we’ll see some of you at The J. Clyde (who appear ready to enter the world of blogging themselves) this evening (Monday, November 17) for an impromptu Terminally Happy Hour (we should be there at 5:30 p.m.); otherwise, keep your eyes open for some minor tweaks to the site beginning tomorrow…

…and let us know if you can make our Holiday Get Together on December 5th (at Speakeasy) – let us know over on Facebook if you’ll be able to make it).