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Craft beer brewers seek on-site sales

Craft beer brewers seek on-site sales

By: Magnolia Tribune - January 24, 2014

Mississippi’s burgeoning craft brewing industry and beer distributors are at odds over brewers wanting to sell directly to customers who visit them.

The state’s temperance laws, dating to the post-Prohibition 1930s, require a “three-tiered” system. Beer manufacturers must use a distributor to sell to stores and restaurants. “Brewpub” restaurants are allowed to sell beer they make for on-premises drinking, and breweries can provide free samples. But they cannot sell beer for off-site consumption.

Craft breweries, of which the state has eight after changes in laws in recent years, say they don’t want to disrupt this system but would like to sell a limited amount, as 46 states allow.

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