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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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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 the process. State law requires ...

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Mississippi and Saudi Arabia have something in common

By Amy McCullough Mississippi and Saudi Arabia have something in common. So says Raise Your Pints president Butch Bailey, a Hattiesburg forester. They are the only governmental entities in the world who limit the alcohol content of beer brewed and imported to 5%. Specialty beers often have 7% or 8% alcohol content, and critics argue that our antiquated law is ...

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Beer party!

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 about three years ago at ...

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Voters to decide on alcohol sales tomorrow

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 and Growth” launched a petition ...

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On tap

Mississippi Coliseum to serve beer for first time; new arena advocates still work on feasibility study On Oct. 16, Hank Williams Jr. will be in Jackson to perform at the Mississippi Coliseum. Joining Williams will be country music acts Jamey Johnson, Colt Ford, Josh Thompson and The Grascals. But perhaps the star of the show will be something that’s never appeared — at ...

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