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The city of Huntsville is getting a taste of a new kind of beer, courtesy of a change in state law.

A new brewhouse called "Below the Radar" is now open in downtown Huntsville. It's the city's first such operation since legislators changed a state law that prohibited selling alcohol at the same location where it was made.

A group called "Free the Hops" lobbied lawmakers to amend the state law. Member Rich Vartain tells WAAY-TV ( ) about a dozen breweries are now open statewide because of the change.