News Stronger beer now legal in Mississippi

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  1. elkinbrown

    elkinbrown Zealot (521) Jul 30, 2011 Tennessee

    http://www.wdam.com/story/18925433/brewery-celebrates-new-law-with-production-of-beer-at-midnight
    Being from MS, this is huge. Staring today, no more endless shelfs of BMC... hopefully. I have always drove to Tennessee for Stone, Victory, Green Flash; and Alabama for Founders, Bells, Cigar City. Just maybe one of those will make it to MS.
     
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  2. Eriktheipaman

    Eriktheipaman Savant (971) Sep 4, 2010 California
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    A step in the right direction is great. Still only up to 8% though?
     
  3. davey101

    davey101 Meyvn (1,080) Apr 14, 2009 Connecticut
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    Progress!
     
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  4. elkinbrown

    elkinbrown Zealot (521) Jul 30, 2011 Tennessee

    New Law: 8% ABW or 10.2% ABV
    Previously: 6% ABV

    Progress indeed.
     
  5. Eriktheipaman

    Eriktheipaman Savant (971) Sep 4, 2010 California
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    Ah ABW. That makes a lot more sense.
     
  6. vrbulldog22

    vrbulldog22 Disciple (381) Sep 5, 2010 Ohio
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    And I thought Ohio was bad with 12% cap..
     
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  7. elkinbrown

    elkinbrown Zealot (521) Jul 30, 2011 Tennessee

    The story of Raise Your Pints.

     
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  8. Drewskis

    Drewskis Initiate (0) Jun 20, 2012 Louisiana

    Good to hear about the increase.
     
  9. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Crusader (736) Dec 9, 2011 Colorado
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    So does this mean that out-of-state brewers can only sell in MS if their beers are under 10.2% ABV?
     
  10. elkinbrown

    elkinbrown Zealot (521) Jul 30, 2011 Tennessee

    No beer over 10.2% ABV can be sold in Mississippi.
     
  11. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Crusader (736) Dec 9, 2011 Colorado
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    That bites.
     
  12. SHODriver

    SHODriver Meyvn (1,465) Aug 13, 2010 Louisiana
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    it's better than 6% ABV like before. It should allow a lot of breweries that had written the state off due to how little of their product could be sold to decide to edge into the market. Granted I don't think that MS has a huge craft beer following but it's also an untapped market. I drove to Pensacola when I lived in Biloxi just to get my hands on some of the good stuff.
     
  13. slatetupelo

    slatetupelo Initiate (0) Jun 23, 2007 Mississippi

    Without this change in law we wouldn't have Lazy Magnolia's (MS Brewery) best offering to date, a 9% rye imperial IPA known as the Timber Beast. It's been good to see some of Rouge's, Abita's, and Tallgrass' higher abv beers being sold in the state already. I'm looking forward to finally being able to buy SN Torpedo, Bigfoot, and Celebration Ale locally. I'm sure that other breweries will expand into the state. I know the state of Alabama has made tremendous strides since their chance in law a couple of years ago.
     
  14. acevenom

    acevenom Initiate (0) Oct 7, 2011 Louisiana

    This is good for Mississippi and it's also good for the rest of us.
     
  15. MaxSpang

    MaxSpang Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2011 Ohio

    Good job, Mississippi!

    This gives me hope that Ohio will get its shit together and get rid of that silly 12% ABV cap. Not to mention the crazy growler laws...
     
  16. robconoclast

    robconoclast Initiate (0) Jun 22, 2012 Ohio

    Which growler law is that ? (fellow buckeye).
     
  17. MaxSpang

    MaxSpang Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2011 Ohio

    There's some peculiar rules regarding what type of store can sell growlers and hold beer tastings. I don't know what they are exactly, but from my understanding you have to either be a wine store or a grocery store to be able to have beer tastings or sell growlers. Funny thing is, it's not that hard to be allowed to have liquor tastings.

    Don't quote me on anything - like I said, I'm not 100% positive on what the laws are, but I have heard a bit about this from a local beer store owner who is trying to host tastings and sell growlers but can't due to the wacky laws.
     
  18. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    Limit on ABV in beer?

    I think members of the Mississippi legislature would have a heart attack if someone told them about Brewdog's The End of History.
     
  19. FatBoyGotSwagger

    FatBoyGotSwagger Savant (984) Apr 4, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Long time comming, I remember years ago Mississippi beer drinkers started pushing for a change.
     
  20. nanobrew

    nanobrew Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2008 California

    or wine :wink:
     
  21. vrbulldog22

    vrbulldog22 Disciple (381) Sep 5, 2010 Ohio
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    Now that you mention it, everywhere I can think of that sells growlers or has tastings in Columbus fits that... except Zauber (growler fills only, during certain times).
     
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  22. Cbalducc

    Cbalducc Initiate (0) Jul 1, 2010 Mississippi

    What I've seen so far is "high gravity malt liquor" like Olde English HG800, Steel Reserve Triple Export, and something called "Icehouse Edge".
     
  23. dedrinker

    dedrinker Initiate (0) May 13, 2006 Kansas

    who cares? just buy whiskey and chase it with regular beer.
     
  24. johnnybgood1999

    johnnybgood1999 Devotee (427) Oct 31, 2008 Virginia
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    Wow, that really opens things up for you guys. 6% abv? Whew, that's ridiculous.
     
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