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

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 Mississippi have resort status, including ...

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Coast aldermen give go-ahead to beer brewery

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 a lager, a dark and ...

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Supervisors reject plans for Crooked Letter brewery

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 on their property. Some nearby ...

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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 of Mississippi’s only brewery, Lazy ...

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Bryant signs bill allowing for stronger beer

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 it will allow beer lovers ...

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House approves measure allowing dry counties to sell alcohol

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 counties, as well all county ...

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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, said yesterday. Senate Bill 2878 ...

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Craft beer legislation passes Senate, moves to House

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 senators opposed all three bills. ...

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House passes beer bill; held for more debate

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 say the change say will ...

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Anheuser-Busch, distributors support change to state beer 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 the country that limits ABW ...

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