Craft Beer Legislation

Two bills making their way through Jackson right now could lead to local Craft Brewers finally cracking open previously untapped potential.
House Bill 13-22 and Senate Bill 26-13 would both allow craft breweries to sell their beer directly from their brewery.
Current laws that have been around since prohibition make businesses like lazy magnolia and Chandeleur brewing only able to sell their beer to distributors who then sell the beer to retailers.
If these two bills became law, it would create an exception for local craft breweries and help them take their business to the next level.

“Oh it’s monumental. It can just put a new face on our business altogether. So we have high hopes that we’re going to see this come to fruition also.”

“Especially here in Mississippi. We’re all fighting a common fight. And that’s to bring craft beer to Mississippi. And bring great Mississippi Craft Beer to Mississippi.”
– Carl Broome & Mark Cowley Biloxi Brewing Company

The bill is a joint effort by the Mississippi Brewers Guild and the Mississippi Beer Distributors Association and comes with support from the Mississippi Restaurant and Hospitality Association.

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