Posts Tagged ‘beer’

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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

New alcohol law has county divided; opponents want restrictions

by Associated Press Published: May 27,2013

Tags: beer, city, city government, drink, drinker, drinking, law, lquor, municipak, municipality, ordinance, sale, wine, zlcohol

IUKA — Opponents of beer and liquor sales in Tishomingo County say they’ll push for strict limits on the newly legal trade. On the other side, the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that at least two of the four gas station-convenience stores in Iuka plan to apply for a permit to sell beer. Voters narrowly […] [...]

U.S. Senate bill seeks to lower craft brewery excise tax

by Clay Chandler Published: May 17,2013

Tags: American Craft Beer Week, beer, craft beer, Susan Collins

American Craft Beer Week has gotten a congressional boost. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, is one of 18 bipartisan sponsors of legislation that would reduce the excise tax on brewers that make up to 6 million barrels of beer per year to $3.50 on the first 60,000 barrels and $16 on additional barrels under two million […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Beer wholesaler becomes inaugural recipient of award

by MBJ Staff Published: March 20,2013

Tags: award, beer, beverage, distribution, drink, lager, warehouse, wholesale

TUPELO — Mitchell Distributing Company was recognized by Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI) as one of the top wholesalers in the country at the annual Wholesalers Excellence Meeting in Las Vegas. Mitchell Distributing was selected as an inaugural recipient of the Ambassadors of Excellence Award, an award granted to wholesalers who have earned “Top Performer” status for […] [...]

Home-brewing beer will be legal in July

by Associated Press Published: March 20,2013

Tags: alcohol, beer, bill, brew, brewer, brewing, drinking, executoive, governmor, home, lager, law, legislation, legislative

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a bill into law allowing home brewing of beer. Senate Bill 2183, which takes effect July 1, will allow people over 21 to make their own beer, as long as they don’t sell it. A household with one resident over 21 will be able make up to 100 […] [...]

Association report: Rolling out lager is big business

by MBJ Staff Published: March 18,2013

Tags: alcohol, beer, beer distribution, beer truck, economic impact, employer, employment, job, lager, work, worker

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A new economic impact report released by the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) titled America’s Beer Distributors: Fueling Jobs, Generating Economic Growth & Delivering Value to Local Communities provides the first-ever comprehensive report on beer distribution companies’ total impact on national and state economies. The report, produced by Dr. Bill Latham and […] [...]

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