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Mississippi Senate approves bill to legalize homebrewing; House vote to come

February 07, 2013 By: mike Category: Government, Homebrew

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Homebrewing is one step closer to being allowed under Mississippi law.

The Mississippi Senate today approved Senate Bill 2183, which authorizes the making of “homemade beer” for personal uses.

The bill now moves to the state’s House for approval, and it could come up for a vote as early as Monday.

Mississippi and Alabama are the only two U.S. states that don’t allow residents to make beer in their own homes.

Mississippi grassroots group Raise Your Pints, which lobbied successfully last year to raise the alcohol-by-weight limit in beer from 5% to 8%, has been lobbying for the homebrewing legislation, with support from the American Homebrewers Association.

Be sure to follow Raise Your Pints on Twitter at @RaiseYourPints for all the latest on the legislation.

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