(Jackson, MS) – Mississippi beer drinkers are breathing a sigh of relief this morning. After a long battle in the State legislature spanning years, Governor, Phil Bryant, signed a beer bill into law this morning that will increase the ABW cap on beer from 5% to 8%. The change goes into effect on July 1st.
The initiative is one of many for a local beer organization, Raise Your Pints. With this win, they can focus their efforts in future legislative sessions on other pressing initiatives— like a bill to legalize homebrewing (or raise the ABW cap even more). Mississippi and Alabama are the only two states in the Union that outlaw homebrewing.