Mississippi Joins The 21st Century With New Law
Mississippi joined the rest of the developed beer world on Sunday, raising the alcohol limit allowed in beers from five percent to eight percent.
Excited beer lovers flocked to the few locations allowed to sell beer on Sundays to get their hands on the newly available brews.
“We have approved 124 (new) labels for distribution already,” said Kathy Waterbury, communications director for the Mississippi Department of Revenue to the Clarion Ledger. “There were a lot of them we got right after it was signed into law. Really, they were already calling before it was signed into law. So, yes, there will be new product coming.”
So before the law how did Mississippians get good beer?
“I think it’s great we can get some different beers here — some good beers you usually have to go to Tennessee or Alabama or Louisiana to get,” one person told the paper.
Local brewers say they plan on taking advantage of the new law with special edition brews.