Governor Signs Law Allowing Stronger Beer

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a bill allowing stronger beer in Mississippi.

The law, which takes effect July 1, allows the brewing and sale of beer with alcohol content of up to 8 percent by weight, above the current 5 percent limit.

Supporters of the bill say that it will allow beer lovers to sample more kinds of beer, as well as ease restrictions on breweries.

The owners of the state's lone brewery, Lazy Magnolia in Kiln, say that they have had to pass up contracts to make beer for other companies because they were limited to a low alcohol content.

The law was championed by Raise Your Pints, a lobbying group seeking a broader variety of beer.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WTOK-TV 815 23rd Ave Meridian, Ms. 39301 Phone: (601) 693-1441
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 146734145 -
Gray Television, Inc.