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Mississippi Governor Signs Beer Bill

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed a bill on Monday morning that will allow beer makers to sell brews that are up to 8% alcohol by weight or 10% alcohol by volume.  Also known as SB 2878.  Previously, beers stronger than 5% were prohibited.  The passing of this bill will open up the Mississippi market to many craft brewers.  Just one example, nearby Abita will now be able to offer both Jockamo and Andygator in addition to their lower ABV brews.  Sierra Nevada will be bringing both Torpedo and Bigfoot to the Mississippi market where they already sell their Pale Ale.  The new law goes into effect on July 1, 2012.

Other beer related bills are still on the table in Mississippi…


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