Posts Tagged ‘beer’

Beer-brewing bill heads to governor’s desk

by Associated Press Published: March 6,2013

Tags: beer, bill, executive, governor, home brewing, law, lawmaker, legislation, legislative, legislator, Legislature, tax

JACKSON — The House has sent a bill to Gov. Phil Bryant that would legalize home brewing in Mississippi. House members voted 70-36 today to approve Senate Bill 2183, which allows people 21 and older to brew up to 200 gallons of beer each year, as long as they live in a city or county […] [...]

Craft beer festival set for March

by Associated Press Published: January 14,2013

Tags: alcohol, beer, brewery, city, community development, craft beer, drink, festival, microbrewery, tourism, tourist, visitor

TUPELO — This city will host a craft beer festival with samples of at least 60 different beers. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the March 2 festival in comes about a year after the state enacted a law increasing the legal limit of alcohol by weight in beer. The law opened the state for […] [...]

Council clears way for two downtown microbreweries

HATTIESBURG — The Hattiesburg City Council has approved a change to the city’s land use code to allow microbreweries to open in the city’s downtown area. The Hattiesburg American reports two breweries are currently equipping to begin brewing by spring. Southern Prohibition brewery, owned by John Neal and Quinby Chunn, is remodeling a former furniture […] [...]

Lazy Magnolia recycles grains back to the farm

by Lisa Monti Published: December 29,2012

Tags: beer, Kiln, Lazy Magnolia Brewery, manufacturing, small business

What do you do with tons of used grain every week? Lazy Magnolia Brewing Co. owners Leslie and Mark Henderson decided to give theirs to area livestock farmers for feed rather than have it go to a landfill. The brewery uses about 100,000 pounds of grains a month in its beer making. It’s a natural […] [...]

One city rejects liquor, another works on newly passed law

by Associated Press Published: December 19,2012

Tags: alcohol, beer, bill, city, election, government, law, liquor, municipal, municipality, package store, poll, referendum, restaurant, spirits, vote, voter, Voting, wine

ASHLAND and CORINTH — One Northeast Mississippi city’s voters have voted down legalized liquor sales while another city’s leaders have started exploring their community’s new liquor law. Ashland voters have rejected a proposal to legalize the sale of liquor inside the city limits. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports 120 voters cast ballots against the […] [...]

Craft beer lobby now to push for ‘growler’ sales

JACKSON — Buoyed by recent success in changing Mississippi’s beer and brewing regulations, the craft beer lobby was set to push next year to change laws to allow the sale of “growlers,” large containers of fresh draft beer to go. But upon review, it’s already allowed. And some gourmet beer outlets already have been selling […] [...]

Liquor opponents get no answers from aldermen

CORINTH — The Corinth board of aldermen has declined to get into discussion of what liquor rules it might put into effective if sales are approved by voters next week. Liquor opponents pressed aldermen to announce how they planned to control how liquor is sold and where it can be sold. Corinth voters will decide […] [...]

Community’s plan to seek resort status nixed at board meeting

by Associated Press Published: November 20,2012

Tags: alcohol, alderman, beer, city, elected officil, election, government, liquor, municipal, municipality, Politics, referendum, resort, vote, voter, Voting, wine

HOULKA — A proposal to seek resort status for the town of Houlka in Chickasaw County is being dropped. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports town officials dropped a plan to circulate a petition during a board of aldermen meeting. Resort status could allow alcohol to be sold within the city limits. Several areas in […] [...]

Coast aldermen give go-ahead to beer brewery

by Associated Press Published: August 22,2012

Tags: alcohol, alderman, beer, beverage, brew, brewery, city, manufacture, manufacturer, manufacturing, municipality

OCEAN SPRINGS — The Ocean Springs Board of Aldermen has voted unanimously to approve a small, specialty brewery for the city. The Sun Herald reports it will be in an outbuilding on the property of Broome’s Grocery and will produce 1,500 to 3,000 barrels a year beginning in November. Crooked Letter Brewing Co. will sell […] [...]

Supervisors reject plans for Crooked Letter brewery

by Associated Press Published: June 19,2012

Tags: alcohol, beer, board of supervisors, brew, brewery, county government, permit, supervisor

VANCLEAVE — Jackson County supervisors have rejected plans for a brewery in Vancleave. The owners of Crooked Letter Brewing Co. had sought a special exception permit to brew beer in Vancleave. In April, the county’s planning commission voted to give Wanda and Paul Blacksmith a special exception to build a brewing barn to manufacture beer […] [...]

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