Crisp – What’s ahead for Beer bills?

Some beer enthusiasts have been trying to get the Legislature to raise the allowable alcohol content of beer in the state and open Mississippi to more specialty beers for a few years now. Could they see success this year?

That remains to be seen. Previous Senate Finance Committee Chairman Dean Kirby, R-Pearl, prevented past bills from being discussed by his committee — effectively rendering them dead on arrival. He was not reappointed to that post this year.

I recently asked new Finance Committee Chair Joey Fillingane, R-Sumrall, about the efforts.

Clarion Ledger
1/16/12