This is the insanity that still exists in the world. Alabama and Mississippi still outlaw homebrewing. If you are a homebrewer, you absolutely need to be a member of the American Homebrewers Association (AHA). They are the group that leads the path to legalization. In the meantime you have to respect the courage of those who brew in those states despite the silly law. As a member you also get deals at bars, restaurants, and maybe even your local homebrew shop.