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.