Posts Tagged ‘craft beer’

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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Q&A: David Carn, Baker Donelson

by Clay Chandler Published: May 6,2012

Tags: Baker Donelson, craft beer, David Carn, Free the Hops, gourmet beer, Raise Your PInts

David Carn is an associate in the Birmingham, Ala., office of Baker Donelson Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz. Carn is experienced in licensing and general business and corporate matters regarding the alcohol industry. He also worked with craft beer breweries and beer entrepreneurs since before Alabama’s Gourmet Bill passed in 2009. His experience includes licensing and […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Brew Ha Ha

by Stephen McDill Published: August 30,2011

Tags: Brent's Drugs, craft beer, Fondren, Raise Your PInts

Raise Your Pints, a grassroots craft beer organization, has got the volunteers, the energy, and yes even a lobbyist- all the makings of an up-and-coming statewide organization that has one message. Beer making and tasting is more than just a hobby, its a serious business that can bring revenue into Mississippi. [...]

First Craft Beer Week offers thanks, promotes culture

by Clay Chandler Published: August 1,2011

Tags: craft beer, Craft Beer Week, legislative, Raise Your PInts

It wasn’t quite a victory lap, but there was plenty of celebrating last week for the first Mississippi Craft Beer Week. Gov. Haley Barbour made Craft Beer Week with a proclamation, and Raise Your Pints took it from there, using the time to hold 23 events across the state to promote the state’s fledgling craft […] [...]

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