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Oxford Craft Beer Festival and Food Show expands

The state of Mississippi just rolled out a new marketing campaign for this year titled “Mississippi Homecoming,” aimed at boosting tourism and the state’s creative economy. And, the 2nd Annual Oxford Craft Beer Festival and Food Show is doing its part to see that the campaign is successful. To be held Saturday, April 19 at the Colonel’s Quarters on Highway ...

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New Belgium bringing brew to Magnolia State

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — New Belgium Brewing of Ft. Collins, Colo., is adding Mississippi as its 37th state of distribution in March. Brands immediately available will include Fat Tire, Ranger IPA, Snapshot Wheat, Shift, Trippel, 1554, Summer Helles and some Lips of Faith brands. The brewer went with a mix of wholesale partners across the state including Capital City Beverage, Mitchell ...

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Brewers seek permission to sell beer on site

JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers are considering whether to take sides in a beer battle that pits small breweries against big distributors. The state’s eight craft breweries — seven that are already open and one set to open this summer — want permission to sell some of their beer where it’s made. Under current state law, craft brewers can provide samples ...

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City Council gives approval for microbreweries

GULFPORT — Microbreweries will be able to locate in Gulfport. The Sun Herald reports city zoning laws did not allow microbreweries until yesterday, when the City Council agreed to add them to the list of permitted uses. Microbreweries, where craft beer is made in small amounts, will be allowed in the same places that now permit bars or lounges. The ...

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Are those reindeer or Clydesdales?

If you hear the clatter of hooves this holiday season, it might be reindeer. Then again, it might be some really big horses. The Budweiser Clydesdales, the symbol of quality and tradition for Anheuser-Busch since 1933, are scheduled to make several appearances in the area in December. The eight-horse hitch, along with the famous red beer wagon, will start the ...

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Mississippi's beer of choice is Bud Light

When it comes to beer, the northeast loves Sam Adams, Pennsylvania opts for its native Yuengling, and California picks Corona. Blowfish, a “hangover cure” that promises relief after a night of heavy drinking, recently conducted a poll with AMP, a third-party research firm, to learn about people’s drinking habits across the U.S. The survey included 5,249 drinkers over the age ...

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City to ask state's permission for extend alcohol sales

OLIVE BRANCH — Officials have agreed to petition the state to extend hours in which alcohol may be sold at places like restaurants and bars in Olive Branch. The Commercial Appeal reports a majority of the Board of Aldermen voted yesterday night to make the hours of sales uniform, 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. seven days a week, for places ...

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Aldermen delay decision on beer sales after hearing opposition

WINONA — The Winona Board of Aldermen put off a decision Tuesday night on whether to allow beer sales on Sunday after dozens of people spoke against the proposal. WCBI reports about 50 people attended the public hearing, but only four spoke in favor of permitting Sunday sales. Three businesses submitted petitions in favor of Sunday sales. Opponents cited safety ...

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Aldermen give nod to cold beer sales in city limits

OXFORD — The Board of Aldermen has voted to permit the sale of cold beer in stores in Oxford. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported the vote yesterday also extends store sales of beer and light wine to Sundays. Sunday sale hours are restricted to 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., mirroring those given to restaurants for the few Sundays each ...

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Voters in Ripley say yes to liquor sales

RIPLEY — Voters in this Tippah County community have approved two proposals to allow the sale of liquor. WTVA reports Proposition 1, governing sale of liquor and wine, passed by a vote of 887-721 in Tuesday’s voting. Proposition 2, to permit the sale of beer and what is described as light wine, was approved on a vote of 883-684. Tippah ...

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