Mississippi Brewers to Lobby for Direct Sales

Hoping to update state laws governing the sale of alcohol, the Mississippi Brewers Guild is in the final stages of drafting a retail sales bill that, if passed, would greenlight direct-to-consumer sales for small brewers.

Though unfinished, the proposed piece of legislation, which doesn’t yet have a sponsor, seeks to “create awareness and provide opportunities” for the small set of Mississippi craft brewers who produce less than one percent of all the beer sold in-state….

McLaughlin said bill sponsors are being identified and a final version of the bill could be submitted as early as next week.

The bill could also include economic stimulus incentives, such as excise tax rebates, for Mississippi-made beer that stays in-state.