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Bryant signs stronger-beer legislation into law

JACKSON — Mississippi’s sole brewery will soon be able to make stronger beer to sell outside the state. Gov. Phil Bryant signed Senate Bill 2370 into law yesterday, which allows breweries to manufacture and sell beer with more than 8 percent alcohol by weight to states that allow sales of stronger beer. Mark Henderson, co-owner […] [...]

Bryant signs bill allowing for stronger beer

by Associated Press Published: April 9,2012

Tags: alcohol, beer, bill, breweries, drinking, executive, law, legislation, state government

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a bill allowing stronger beer in Mississippi. The law, which takes effect July 1, allows the brewing and sale of beer with alcohol content of up to 8 percent by weight, above the current 5 percent limit. Bryant signed the bill Thursday. Supporters of the bill say that […] [...]

House approves measure allowing dry counties to sell alcohol

by Wally Northway Published: April 4,2012

Tags: alcohol, beer, bills, lawmakers, laws, legislation, legislative, Legislature, liquor

JACKSON — Mississippi House members want some cities in dry counties to be able to vote on allowing alcohol sales. House members voted 67-52 today for Senate Bill 2497, which now returns to the Senate for more work. As changed by the House, the bill would allow cities with 5,000 or more people in dry […] [...]

Will governor sign or veto craft beer bill?

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant is not yet saying whether he’ll sign or veto a bill that would allow the sale of stronger beer in the state, including some craft brews that have been unavailable because of current regulations. Bryant will review the measure after he gets it from the Legislature, his spokesman, Mick Bullock, […] [...]

Craft beer legislation passes Senate, moves to House

by Associated Press Published: March 13,2012

Tags: alcohol, beer, breweries, craft beer, legislation, legislative branch, legislators, Legislature

JACKSON — Lovers of craft beer won another victory yesterday in their efforts to ease Mississippi’s restrictions on beer brewing and consumption. Three bills with the goal of expanding beer offerings in the state and relaxing restrictions on breweries passed the state Senate. There was little debate on the Senate floor, but about a dozen […] [...]

House passes beer bill; held for more debate

by Associated Press Published: March 2,2012

Tags: alcohol, beer, bill, brewers, brewery, law, lawmakers, legislative branch, Legislature, retail

JACKSON — A bill that passed the Mississippi House yesterday could lead to the sale of stronger beer. House Bill 1422 would raise the allowable alcohol by weight on beer sold in the state from 5 percent alcohol by weight to 8 percent. Mississippi has the lowest alcohol cap for beer in the country. Advocates […] [...]

Anheuser-Busch, distributors support change to state beer law

by MBJ Staff Published: February 15,2012

Tags: alcohol, beer, state government, state law

JACKSON — Anheuser-Busch and its independent distributors in Mississippi have joined forces with Raise Your Pints and other members of the Mississippi Malt Beverage Association to support legislation that would raise the alcohol-by-weight (ABW) limit on beer made and sold in the state from 5 to 8 percent. Mississippi currently is the only state in […] [...]

City leaders want vote on sale of alcohol

CORINTH — The City of Corinth will ask the Legislature to approve a city-only vote on the sale of alcoholic beverages. The Daily Corinthian reports the board of aldermen voted 5-1 yesterday to present a resolution to lawmakers now meeting in Jackson. But opponents argued the city is unfairly cutting Alcorn County residents out of […] [...]

Beer party!

by Lynn Lofton Published: September 5,2010

Tags: Andrew Robertson, beer, Dining, Jeff Good, Sal and Mookie's

Dinners pairing beer with food are a growing trend in Jackson and the rest of the country Move over wine snobs; beer drinkers are going upscale with a burgeoning number of craft breweries offering more variety. Dinners pairing beer with food dishes are showcasing the versatility and compatibility of beer.  In Jackson, these dinners began […] [...]

Voters to decide on alcohol sales tomorrow

by Associated Press Published: August 16,2010

Tags: alcohol, beer, elections, municipal government, wine

BOONEVILLE — Voters in Booneville, which bills itself as the City of Hospitality, will decide tomorrow whether to welcome sales of beer and light wine. The proposed ordinance defines light wine as less than 5 percent alcohol — about the usual amount for beer and for wine coolers. Gary Walker’s group “Citizens for New Business […] [...]

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