To do that, though, Bailey has to hit the road, because the more “gourmet” beers have an alcohol content higher than what is permitted in Mississippi.
But Bailey – founder of a grass-roots beer advocacy group, Raise Your Pints – and others like him are hoping change is brewing in Jackson.
While nothing appears imminent, these beer aficionados are waiting for Mississippi to join a growing number of states that have allowed higher alcohol content in beer.
“Raising the permissible alcohol content would move Mississippi more in line with the rest of the country; that’s all,” said Bailey, an Oak Grove resident. “We really believe that it’s inevitable. It’s going to happen. It’s just a matter of when.”
Nov. 30, 2009