Baria introduces beer bill

Mississippi: At least one lawmaker in Mississippi is trying to drag the state into the 21st century. Rep. David Baria introduced legislation that will raise the allowed limit of alcohol by weight on beer from 5 percent to 8 percent. It’s still not very high, considering the increasing number of craft beers with upwards of 10 percent alcohol by volume, but it’s a step forward. The folks at the non-profit outfit Raise Your Pints Mississippi have been fighting for years to remove the cap as well as officially decriminalizing home brewing in the state.

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