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Old 03-06-2012, 10:17 PM   #1
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Mississippi remains one of two states without legalized home brewing. Today 4 proposed home brew legalization bills died in committee without discussion for the 5th year in a row.

This is a year that was very friendly to beer over all. The beer business saw three of their must haves make it out of committee.

1) Increase in alcohol by weight allowance from 5-8%. This passed due pressure from Bud, Lazy Magnolia, and beer retailers.
2) Allow on site samples at breweries. This passed to help the states only brewery; Lazy Magnolia.
3) Allow breweries to brew beer above in state alcohol by weight maximum for out of state sales. This passed to help the states only brewery; Lazy Magnolia.

I love how the legislature took care of big business but could care less about the little guy.

I also love that the legislature is fine selling beer that is illegal in MS out of state. Too dangerous and immoral for the residents of MS, but, fine for the heathens in the other 49 states, if there is a dollar to be made.

PS. None of the 3 listed items above has completely passed. They all made it out of committee before the deadline. Why home brew wasn't worthy of discussion is beyond me.

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Old 03-06-2012, 10:37 PM   #2
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Glad I don't live in Miss. I'd be doing 10 to life in Leakesville!

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Old 03-07-2012, 12:11 AM   #3
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What is the other State which outlaws home brewing?

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Old 03-07-2012, 12:14 AM   #4
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That would be my state of Alabama, which I'm crossing my fingers on our own legislation.

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Alabama.

Although homebrewing is obviously important to me, I think the larger issue is that these two states are ok with being the only two out of 50 who restrict an obvious personal liberty with almost zero precedent for negative conduct in the other 48 states.

I see this as speaking volumes about the atmosphere down there. I'm glad I was able to check off these two states on my way down and back from the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts in 2005. If I wanted a visit back in time, I'd invent a time machine.

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I see this as speaking volumes about the atmosphere down there.
Just to be clear the atmosphere is just fine down here. We just can't home brew, legally.
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Damn, I can't believe it! I guess those are two states I wont be visiting. It took my state couple tries to legalize liquor sales in grocery stores and medical marijuana. Hang in there and join a local group that pushes this stiff through. I think people fear what they don't understand.

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Can't brew in Destin, FL?

Add "political" before "atmosphere" to make it a little more clear. I'm not knocking the entire southern lifestyle (I was born in NC). But to say that religion doesn't dominate politics in the extreme south would be a flat lie. To me, that's close to reason #1 not to live in any given place.

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I am lucky enough to have 2 homes. One in Starkville, MS and one in Destin, FL. I list Destin as my location since I can legally brew there. I spend 95% of my time in MS.

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Our bill goes to committee tomorrow, let's keep our fingers crossed.

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