Here’s a nice promotional video about Mississippi’s craft beer movement from FEB Distributing and Capital City Beverages:
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.
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.
— Raise Your Pints (@RaiseYourPints) July 1, 2013
The War of the Wort deadline is April 26. To register your beers, go to http://warofthewort.
Last year’s inaugural event drew 115 entries and 47 registered participants, judges and stewards.
The 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.