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FEB Distributing & Capital City Beverages: Craft beer culture in Mississippi [VIDEO]

October 03, 2013 By: mike Category: Craft beer, Video

Here’s a nice promotional video about Mississippi’s craft beer movement from FEB Distributing and Capital City Beverages:

FEB Distributing & Capital City Beverages: Craft Beer Culture in Mississippi from FEB Distributing on Vimeo.

It’s legal: Homebrewing law takes effect in Mississippi

July 01, 2013 By: mike Category: Government, Homebrew

Raise-Your-PintsStarting today, homebrewers in Mississippi can legally brew beer at home.

Mississippi statute §67-3-11 permits the home production of beer with certain limitations. It was approved back in March but took effect July 1.

In households with one person that is 21 and older, up to 100 gallons of beer can be brewed per year. In homes with two or more people of legal drinking age, up to 200 gallons can be brewed. The statute also allows for transport of homebrew for exhibitions and contests.

But the law does not allow for homemade beer to be produced in counties or municipalities where possession of beer is not legal.

Mississippi grassroots group Raise Your Pints worked with the American Homebrewers Association to lobby for the bill’s approval.

With Mississippi’s law in effect, homebrewing is now legal in all 50 states. Alabama — the other longtime homebrewing holdout — legalized homebrewing with the passage of bill HB9, which was signed by Governor Robert Bentley on May 9, 2013.

Entries being accepted for 2013 War of the Wort homebrew contest in Mississippi

April 16, 2013 By: mike Category: Competition, Events, Homebrew

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Registration is open for the 2013 “War of the Wort” homebrew competition, organized by the Golden Triangle Brewers homebrew club in Starkville, Miss.

The War of the Wort deadline is April 26. To register your beers, go to http://warofthewort.gtrbrewers.org. Final judging will take place on May 18 at the Mississippi Modern Homesteading Center.

Last year’s inaugural event drew 115 entries and 47 registered participants, judges and stewards.

Inaugural Oxford Beer Festival set for April 20-21 at Castle Hill Resort

April 15, 2013 By: mike Category: Breweries, Craft beer, Events

Oxford Beer FestivalThe Oxford Beer Festival is coming up this weekend — April 20 and 21 — at the Colonel’s Quarters at the Castle Hill Resort in Oxford, Miss.

Unlimited two-ounce samples of over 140 regional and national craft beers and imports will be served. Check out brewery list here.

The inaugural festival takes place from 1 to 6 p.m. on both days. General admission tickets are $35 in advance and $45 at the gate. They can be purchased online here.

VIP tickets, which get you access to a special VIP area with food and beer pairing and exclusive beer tastings, are $75 in advance and $85 at the gate.

Live music will be provided by Swampfoot and Silas Reed n’ the Books.