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Home-brewed beer supply salesman taps emerging market

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 for the Fourth of July. ...

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Read March 29 issue of MBJ

WINNING Clinton snags Department of Revenue for old WorldCom site by Ted Carter SEMISOUTH CLOSES Starkville semiconductor company terminates operations by Wally Northway BEER After months of successful lobbying for brewing freedom, Raise Your Pints changes focus by Clay Chandler BIG GOSPEL Blackberry Records executive and entertainment lawyer talk about the past and future of gospel music by Stephen McDill JOHN ...

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Raise Your Pints shifts gears

Raise Your Pints is moving on to the next phase of its mission. “We’re still going to stay relevant, but it’s going to be more of an education and promotion type aspect where we continue to educate retailers about craft beer, help upcoming breweries, help with beer events, homebrew competitions, things like that,” said Craig Hendry, RYP president. “We don’t ...

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Q&A: David Carn, Baker Donelson

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 regulatory matters for alcohol manufacturers, ...

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Change on Tap? Beer legislation supporters are being cautiously optimistic

Lawmakers and grassroots organizers who have unsuccessfully pushed for legislation to modernize Mississippi’s beer and brewing laws are optimistic their efforts stand a better chance of paying off this session. As he has the past few sessions, Rep. David Baria, D-Bay St. Louis, has filed bills that would increase the state’s alcohol-by-weight limit in beer, and potentially pave the way ...

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Brew Ha Ha

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.

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First Craft Beer Week offers thanks, promotes culture

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 beer culture. Raise Your Pints ...

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Brew Haha

Raise Your Pints, a casual confederation of craft beer enthusiasts, has got volunteers, energy, and yes even a lobbyist- all the makings of an up-and-coming statewide grassroots organization with one message: beer making and tasting is more than just a hobby, its a serious business that can bring revenue into Mississippi. Brad Reeves and the good folks at Brent’s Drugs ...

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