Posts Tagged ‘alcohol’

Coast city’s first brewery in operation

by Associated Press Published: June 30,2013

Tags: alcohol, beer, brew, brewer, brewery, brewing, manufacture, manufacturer, manufacturing

GULFPORT — This Coast city’s first brewery is open for business. WLOX-TV reports the beer was flowing Saturday for the grand opening of Mississippi Brewing Company. Co-owner Samson Vasquez says the idea to open a brewery “just hit us” one night. Now, Vasquez says a dream is coming to fruition. As the ribbon was cut […] [...]

Commission gives nod to micro-distillery proposal

NATCHEZ — Businessman Doug Charboneau has cleared the first hurdle to opening a micro-distillery in Natchez. The Natchez Democrat report the city Planning Commission recommended to the board of aldermen an ordinance amendment that would add micro-distillery and micro-winery to the definition of micro-brewery. Micro-breweries are currently allowed in the city. The board of aldermen […] [...]

Entrepreneurs want ordinance change to add micro-brewery

by Associated Press Published: June 17,2013

Tags: alcohol, bar, beer, brewery, city government, distillery, entrepreneur, ordinance, tavern

NATCHEZ — Businessman Doug Charboneau and his son want to open a rum micro-distillery in the building that formerly housed King’s Tavern bar in Natchez. First, Charboneau must get the city to amend its ordinances to allow for micro-distilleries. Charboneau tells the Natchez Democrat if the change can be made, he’d like to open the micro-distillery […] [...]

Group looking to get beer/wine sale referendum on ballot

by Associated Press Published: June 3,2013

Tags: alcohol, beer, city, drinking, municipal, municipality, poll, referengum, sales, spirits, vote, voter, Voting, wine

FULTON — Citizens may soon have to vote on whether or not to legalize the sale of beer and light wine within the Fulton city limits. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports a Fulton special interest group known as the Concerned Citizens for Fulton’s Future is currently seeking the necessary support to bring the sale […] [...]

Aldermen give nod to new liquor ordinance

by Associated Press Published: May 12,2013

Tags: alcohol, city, city government, drink, drinking, election, liquor, mnicipality, municipal, Politics, poll, referendum, vote, voter, Voting

NEW ALBANY — Aldermen have passed the ordinance that will implement the sale of wine and liquor on June 6. Mayor Tim Kent says the ordinance states that New Albany will follow the state’s regulations. City attorney Regan Russell tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal the ordinance is to take effective date at least 30 days […] [...]

Home-brewed beer supply salesman taps emerging market

by Stephen McDill Published: April 19,2013

Tags: alcohol, beer, Brewhaha Homebrewing, craft beer, homebrewing, JACKSON, Mac Rusling, Phil Bryant, Raise Your PInts

Mac Rusling saw it coming. After years of hiding in the shadows, Mississippi’s home-brewed beer enthusiasts were seeing a light emerge at the end of the tunnel. Rusling’s store Brewhaha Homebrew Supply had been open for four months when Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill in March that would legalize homebrewing in Mississippi in time […] [...]

Governor vetoes bill allowing transport of liquor through dry counties

by Associated Press Published: April 16,2013

Tags: alcohol, bill, drinking, dry county, elgislative, exercutive, governor, legislation, liquor, state government, transport, veto

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant has vetoed a bill that would have allowed Mississippians to transport a limited amount of unopened alcohol through dry counties. Senate Bill 2526 was passed during the waning days of the 2013 session. The bill would let a person buy the liquor in a wet county and drive through dry […] [...]

Public hearing called to mull community’s new liquor law

by Associated Press Published: April 4,2013

Tags: alcohol, city government, drinking, liquor, municipal, municipality, ordinance, public hearing

NEW ALBANY — New Albany residents will get a look at the city’s new liquor ordinance at a public hearing on May 7. Local voters approved the sale of liquor and wine on March 19. The board of aldermen was to adopt an ordinance setting parameters not addressed directly by state law. Mayor Tom Kent […] [...]

Council approves new beer/light wine ordinance

HATTIESBURG — Hattiesburg City Council has adopted an ordinance to open downtown streets to the sale and consumption of beer and light wine during special events. The ordinance allows retailers with a current permit to sell beer and light wine on downtown streets closed for special events such as HUBFEST and the fall and spring […] [...]

Residents to vote on liquor sales during general election

by Associated Press Published: April 1,2013

Tags: alcohol, city, drinking, election, liquor, municipal, municipality, referendum, sales, vote, voter, Voting

PHILADELPHIA — A citywide referendum on liquor sales will appear on the June 4 general election ballot in Philadelphia. The Neshoba Democrat reports the board of aldermen set the date after being presented with a petition with 1,014 names certified in the city clerk’s office. State law allows county seats and towns of more than […] [...]

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